We’re excited to bring you this unique, one-of-a-kind learning experience assembling the best no-tillers, agronomists and researchers together in one location to share cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies to raise your level of no-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. 


Daily Agenda


6:30 to 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast on Your Own

Check out the many restaurants near the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown or visit the Corner's Kitchen & Bar right in the hotel for a gourmet breakfast. Make your reservations early as the restaurant fills up fast!

7:00 a.m. to Noon.

No-Till Registration Time (2nd Floor)

Get Registered! Pick up your conference materials, including FREE Special No-Till Reports valued at $137.70.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

20 More High-Value No-Till Roundtables to Gather Ideas & Solutions (4th Set)

  1. Moving Past Cold-Climate No-Till Obstacles Florida (1st Floor)
  2. Stepping Up Coverage, Efficacy with Sprayers Marriott 3 (2nd Floor)
  3. Penciling Out an Inexpensive Cover Crop Program Austin (2nd Floor)
  4. For John Deere Planter Owners Only Marriott 7 (2nd Floor)
  5. Seeking Success with Strip-Till Fertilizer Placement Boston (2nd Floor)
  6. Breaking Through Soybean Yield Barriers Marriott 10 (2nd Floor)
  7. Managing Nitrogen for Better Yields and Profits Denver (2nd Floor)
  8. Balancing, Building No-Till Soils with Gypsum, Calcium, Sulfur Indiana F (1st Floor)
  9. Powerful Tips for Protecting Ag Tires from Stubble Indiana A (1st Floor)
  10. Succeeding from Day 1 when No-Tilling Green Marriott 9 (2nd Floor)
  11. Measuring No-Till Success with Soil Biology Tests Marriott 8 (2nd Floor)
  12. Utilizing Vertical Tillage without Trashing No-Till Indiana B (1st Floor)
  13. Rounding Up Real No-Till Benefits with Radishes Marriott 4 (2nd Floor)
  14. Getting Into the Zone with Variable-Rate Seeding Success Michigan (1st Floor)
  15. Eradicating Rootworms, Other Tough No-Till Insects Indiana G (1st Floor)
  16. Obliterating Obstacles with No-Tilled Corn Indiana C (1st Floor)
  17. Fending Off Fusarium Issues in Cereal Crops Columbus (2nd Floor)
  18. Pointers for Keeping More ‘P’ and ‘N’ in Your Fields Indiana D (1st Floor)
  19. Tools and Tweaks for Effective Herbicide Tankmixes Texas (1st Floor)
  20. Debating Drilled, 15- or 30-Inch Soybeans — What’s Best? Atlanta (2nd Floor)

View the 2019 Program for additional information


9:10 to 10:10 a.m.

Choose from 5 More Top-Notch No-Till Classrooms (4th Set)

  1. Finding New Opportunities Raising Non-GMO Crops in a No-Till Environment Indiana E (1st Floor)
  2. Optimizing No-Till Yields Through Pinpoint Phosphorus Placement Marriott 7-8 (2nd Floor)
  3. Tackling Challenges, Seizing Opportunities With a One-Pass Organic No-Till System Indiana A-D (1st Floor)
  4. Reducing the Hype, Knowing Your Limits with New Soil Health Tests Marriott 9-10 (2nd Floor)
  5. It’s All in Your Mind: Overcoming Mental Stumbling Blocks to Adopting No-Till and Cover Crops Indiana F-G (1st Floor)

View the 2019 Program for additional information

10:10 to 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break


Continue discussions from this morning's roundtables and get ready for a final round of no-till general sessions courtesy of Cross Slot.

10:50 to 11:40 a.m.

General Session: Advancing Toward Autonomy: What No-Tillers Need to Know Marriott 5-6 (2nd Floor)


Widespread availability of fully autonomous vehicles in agriculture may still be several years away. But with the size of today’s ag equipment getting to the point of diminishing returns, companies have publicly showcased self-driving innovations — advancing development to the cusp of commercial production, says Norbert Beaujot.

The president and founder of Saskatchewan-based SeedMaster and DOT will lay out diverse opportunities with autonomous machinery for no-tillers based on his own experimentation. He’ll discuss the potential for efficient intercropping, seeding multiple varieties simultaneously in different fields and targeted in-season application of different fertilizers — all performed by a remote-controlled implement.


Norbert Beaujot
President and FOunder, Seedmaster

11:40 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.

General Session: “Unlocking the Profit Potential of an Effective, Responsible No-Till Nutrient Management Program Marriott 5-6 (2nd Floor)


Calmer, a veteran no-till farmer from western Illinois, has learned there’s a huge difference between maximum physical yield and maximum financial yield.

Calmer will discuss 10 years’ worth of yield, economic and soil-test data from his fertility plots and how he identifies profitable applications of nutrients. Years of surface-applied phosphorus, potassium and lime on these plots not only show the nutrients are stratifying, but his PH levels are as well. Calmer will share some innovative ideas for managing nutrient challenges without sacrificing yields.


Marion Calmer
Veteran No-Tiller, Alpha, Illinois

12:35 to 12:40 p.m.

Get Ready to Put All that No-Till Knowledge to Work Marriott 5-6 (2nd Floor)

The No-Till Farmer staff will send you home with a final encouragement to improve your no-till system in 2019 as we wrap up the 27th edition of the National No-Tillage Conference.

Questions about the National No-Tillage Conference?

Contact No-TIll Farmer
by phone at (866) 839-8455
or (262) 432-0388
by fax at (262) 786-5564

or by email at

To learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Darrell Bruggink
at (262) 777-2420 or

To learn about group attendance discounts contact Dallas Ziebell
at (262) 777-2412 or

Mail to
P.O. Box 624
Brookfield, WI 53008-0624

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