Bringing his expertise in cover crops, soil health and farm profitability to the table for attendees, Carroll, Ohio, no-tiller David Brandt is making another return to the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference and, with the support of Dawn Equipment, will be featured as this year’s Harry Young Jr. Memorial Lecture Series speaker.

David Brandt

During his general session Wednesday afternoon, “Making Your Cover Crops Pay Off - Every Day of the Year,” Brandt will help no-tillers understand how they can get more return on investment from covers through making the proper adjustments to their farm’s nutrient program to reduce fertilizer costs without sacrificing yield. Brandt will also share research data on 25 different corn hybrids seeded into high-biomass cover crops on his farm to examine differences in corn emergence, stands and yield.

In his classroom session Thursday morning, “Making Cover Crop Interseeding a Success Rather than a Lofty No-Till Goal,” Brandt will discuss what he’s learned from many years of interseeding cover crops into cash crops on his 1,100-acre farm, including what cover crop species have worked best and what his on-farm data has shown in terms of yield. Brandt will also discuss how corn hybrid choices and populations factor into successful cover crop establishment, and what to keep in mind when choosing interseeding equipment to achieve your no-till goals.

Learn more about Brandt’s sessions and other sessions that will be featured at this 4-day learning and networking event here.

Each year, the National No-Tillage Conference offers a free-to-attend spouses program for those who are not attending any educational sessions. Learn more about the newly updated Spouses Program and view its schedule here. You can purchase lunch and dinner tickets for your spouse for $49 online or by calling us. To help us anticipate the number of spouses attending, please call us at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388.

A discounted registration rate of $339 is available through 12-31-18, offering a $30 discount off the onsite rate of $389. Registration can be made online or by calling (262) 432-0388 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., CT Monday-Friday.

Thank you to our sponsors for helping us put on the upcoming 27th annual National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis: Ag Leader, Case IH, Montag Manufacturing, Equipment Technologies, Exapta Solutions, Inc, KB Seed Solutions, Fennig Equipment, Needham Ag Technologies, Martin-Till, Titan International, Yetter MFG, Syngenta, and Precision Planting