National No-Tillage Conference



Speaker Program for the 2017 Conference Now Available!


REGISTER ONLINE NOW for the 25th annual conference to be held January 10-13, 2017, at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. It’s just $319 to register, which is a savings of $50.00 off the onsite rate of $369. Additional farm or family members can also be registered for just $292.


National No-Tillage Conference 2017


More than 100 cutting-edge, money-making sessions over 4 days, delivering insightful learning and unlimited networking with the best of the no-till community.

Top Experts. Worldwide Experience.

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    J.C. Cahill

    University of Alberta experimental plant ecologist

  • Plumer

    Mike Plumer

    Retired Extension agronomist for the University of Illinois

  • Neal Kinsey

    Charleston, Mo., soil fertility expert

  • Taheri

    Wendy Taheri

    Microbial Ecologist TerraNimbus, LLC Pelham, Ga.

ATTENDEES OF THE 2017 CONFERENCE WILL PICK UP Valuable tips, ideas and techniques from:

  • Neal Kinsey, Soil Fertility Expert, Charleston, Mo.
    Neal will share several real-world examples of soil reports from across the Midwest to discuss nutrient imbalances that are often found and what should be taken to resolve these excesses or deficiencies in different soil types. He will also lead a classroom discussion about sulfur deficiencies and what you can do about them.
  • Wendy Taheri, Microbial Ecologist, TerraNimbus, LLC, Pelham, Ga.
    Wendy will provide an introduction to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), how these enigmatic microbes provide a multitude of services that result in larger, stronger, healthier plants that are more likely to survive whatever Mother Nature throws their way and different mechanisms to employ to make your cropping system more resilient.
  • John & Alexander Young, No-Tillers, Herndon, Ky.
    John and Alex will highlight the newly recognized advantages of no-till and explain why the ‘four Ps’ — Profit, Production, Progeny and Posterity — are so important. They will also share benefits they’re seeing by adding tile and irrigation to the water-management toolbox.
  • Johnny Hunter, No-Tiller, Essex, Mo.
    Johnny will discuss the seismic changes he made to his operation by eliminating raised beds, going to 100% no-till, seeding multi species cover-crop mixes, planting ‘green’ and pioneering a more conservative approach to irrigation to improve soil health and profitability.
  • J.C. Cahill, University of Alberta Experimental Plant Ecologist
    J.C. will share leading-edge research in plant behavior and discuss how this may change your understanding of plants and the way they function. Cahill will also lead a classroom session discussing the behavioral science underlying plant nutrition.
  • Mike Plumer, Retired Extension Agronomist for the University of Illinois
    Mike will talk about the pros and cons of working with cover-crop mixes and how to get results with different cocktails without breaking the bank. Plumer will also host a classroom offering tips on terminating popular cover crops the right way.





Crop Consultants
& Researchers


General session





Plus: Gain pesticide recertification and continuing education credits

The 2017 25th Anniversary Event is Co-Sponsored by These Leading No-Till Suppliers:

Download 2017 program (PDF)

Download The 2017 Registration form


Additional conference information

Cost of the 2017 NNTC:

Register today for $319, saving you $50 off the full onsite rate (Rate increases to $369 after 12/31/16). Additional farm or family members can be registered for $292.

You may also download the registration form and fax or mail it back with payment.

Hotel Reservations:

Get your hotel room for the 2017 event reserved as soon as possible to ensure you secure a room at the special National No-Tillage Conference rate of $102 per night at our host hotel.

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
1 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102

Call 877-845-7354 to book your room by the Dec. 15, 2016 cut-off (or until allocated rooms are sold out). Make sure to ask for the National No-Tillage Conference rate when making phone reservations. You can also book your room online by clicking here.

REMINDER: The 2017 Conference falls on a Tuesday through Friday rather than the traditional Wednesday through Saturday. Please make sure you book your hotel room based on the NEW format for the 25th anniversary. View a tentative daily agenda here to plan accordingly.

2017 Speaker Program:

View the 2017 Speaker Program here to plan accordingly.

2017 NNTC Sponsors:

For information about each of the 2017 National No-Tillage Conference sponsors click here.

CCA/Pesticide Recertification Credits:

The NNTC staff will be pursuing Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and Pesticide Recertification credits for the 2017 program. Last year, the CCA program approved 43.5 credits, and attendees were able to earn a maximum of 19.5 CCA credits. Pesticide Recertification credits were approved by 32 states. Check back for updates.

2017 Spouses Program:

A program for spouses is being planned for the 25th annual NNTC and will be posted as soon as it’s completed. Download a copy of last year’s spouses program.

Questions about the National No-Tillage Conference?

Contact No-Till Farmer
by phone at (866) 839-8455
or (262) 782-4480
by fax at (262) 786-5564;

by e-mail at

or by mail at
P.O. Box 624
Brookfield, WI 53008-0624