No-Till Farmer welcomes Bob Recker, retired John Deere Engineer and Farm Consultant, to the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference to be held January 8-11 in Indianapolis, Ind.


During his Wednesday evening general session presentation, “Harvest Sunlight, Cater to Covers and Preserve Corn Yields with Wilder Rows,” the operator of Waterloo, Iowa-based Cedar Valley Innovation, will share how this system — discovered by accident in 2017 and now under study on 23 farms across the Midwest — can help no-tillers build soil health and leverage increased sunlight without dinging corn yields. He will also discuss yield data, imagery and challenges experienced from growers working with this system.

Recker will also lead a Thursday morning classroom session, “Turning Aerial Scouting Into a Powerful Tool for No-Till Management.” Drawing on his experience with aerial scouting by planes, drones and satellite imagery, Recker will illustrate how a view from the air can help no-tillers get a new perspective on crop nutrient uptake, stands, water infiltration, crop maturity, drift issues and other no-till challenges. He’ll also discuss interpretation of aerial-scouting results and how to address the problems either immediately or in the next growing season.

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

A discounted registration rate of $339 is available through December 31, 2018, 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.

Returning for the 2019 event is the National No-Tillage Conference Spouse Program, providing attending spouses with the opportunity to network, learn and socialize through numerous activities throughout the course of the conference. View the Spouses Program activity schedule here or by calling (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388.

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