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When The Going Gets Tough...

At the eighth annual National No-Tillage conference in Des Moines, Iowa, 715 no-tillers gathered to learn new ways to save money in these extremely tough times.
If there were ever a theme of one of the eight annual National No-Tillage Conferences that summed up exactly what the no-tillers needed, this year's "Tough Times...Tough Decisions...Prospering With No-Till" said it all.
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No-Tillers Anonymous

From carbon emissions to earthworm excretions, no-tillers are sharing ideas to protect the environment and their bottom line.
In his former career as a lawyer, Doug Luebke was attending a Supreme Court hearing in Pierre, S.D., when he stumbled into a no-till club conference in the same hotel.
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No-Till Secrets You Won’t Get Anywhere Else

No-tilling when everyone thought he was nuts, this farmer has been doing it for 20 years and has plenty of handy tips that will help virtually any no-till operation.
Of all the no-tillers in the world, probably no one possesses the zest and pizazz of Ivan Myers of Oregon, Ohio. At 74 years of age, this no-tiller began farming the hard way, shocking wheat behind a grain binder and handling hay with a fork instead of a baler.
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Changes Really Pay Off!

Narrowing down row widths and coming up with a highly efficient no-till planting rig dramatically boosted yields.
Before heading for last January’s National No-Tillage Conference, Jack Herricks knew he wanted to narrow down his rows and make changes in his planting rig. Yet the Cashton, Wis., no-till veteran wasn't totally motivated to make the changes prior to the 1999 growing season.
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“You Learn Nothing By Staying Home!”

Farmers say there’s no better place to swap and learn hundreds of the latest profit-building no-tilling tricks, tips and techniques than at the mid-January National No-Tillage Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.
At the conclusion of each of the previous seven National No-Tillage Conferences, we’ve asked attendees to share the major benefits of having attended. These benefits are similar to those which you can take home from attending the upcoming event at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, from January 12 to 15.
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Oh, Please, Pick Me!

Even if you wanted to, there would be no way to accurately measure the amounts of knowledge and information offered at the National No-Tillage Conference. 750 veteran no-tillers from all across the nation, Canada and even Australia will be gathering on January 12 to 15 in Des Moines, Iowa, to network, share ideas and learn from each other for 149 of the most intensive hours of no-till learning in the world.
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Top 12 No-Till Money Savers

This Canadian no-tiller cut back his acreage, sold a line of equipment, reduced trips across the field and switched away from continuous cropping while improving his bottom-line.
Maybe I'm crazy. I hope not. I’ve always thought of myself as a rational person. But I was hesitant to believe that any no-tiller could cut his no-till acres from 10,000 acres to 3,600, sell a line of equipment, cut back on chemical applications and increase his profit margin.
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