No-Till Farmer has announced that Lewiston, Idaho no-tiller and farm business consultant Dick Wittman will be making his inaugural appearance at the National No-Tillage Conference, January 8-11 in Indianapolis, Ind. Wittman will be this year’s Frank Lessiter Legacy Lecture Series speaker, made possible by Calmer Corn Heads.


Dedication to conservation and community is what’s driven Wittman and his family business partners to pursue no-till with a healthy rotation of fall and spring-seeded crops that comprise a sustainable cropping system among the steep hills of the Palouse.

In his general session on Thursday morning, “Lessons Learned from 38 Years of No-Till Farming Transitions,” Wittman will profile the evolution of his farm’s no-till practices over the last four decades, supported by the formation of the Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Assn., and discuss the importance of balancing economic and environmental benefits to improve profitability and quality of life on no-till operations. Wittman will also examine the value of collaborations with non-traditional partners and the importance of engaging in policy development related to conservation tillage.

Recognizing no-tillers today operate in a global environment where how goods are produced are almost as important as what’s being produced, Wittman’s classroom presentation, “Applying the Principles of Process Improvement to Your No-Till Farm,” will show how no-tillers can implement process improvement on their farm for greater success — including developing standard operating procedures and identifying the risks of operating without them.

Learn more about Wittman'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