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No-Till, Strip-Till & Cover Crop Events
Following is a list of no-till educational events and field days. This listing is free to event organizers. However, the event must be focused on no-till, strip-till or other conservation-tillage practices and is subject to No-Till Farmer's approval.
To submit your event, please e-mail the event's name, date, location and a summary of event highlights — as well as a contact's name, phone number e-mail address, and registration and fee information — to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIST OF EVENTS
Cover Crop Field Day
March 11, 2014 — Bowling Green, Mo.
The Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a Cover Crop Field Day on March 11. Attendees will meet at the USDA Service Center at 1220 S. Bus. 61 in Bowling Green at 2:30 p.m. The field day will then continue on to a test field on Hwy. 54 where agency staff will discuss cover crops and soil health, and answer any questions. Light refreshments will be available at the USDA office before and after the field visit.
Reserve a spot for the field day by calling the office at 573-324-3201 ext. 3.
2014 No-Till Oklahoma Conference
March 11-12, 2014 — Norman, Okla.
The 2014 No-Till Oklahoma Conference will be held at the National Center for Employee Development in Norman on March 11 and 12. Topics to be covered include intensive wheat management, soil health and NPK, NRCS soil health initiative, cover-crop water use, no-till canola, grain sorghum yield potential in rotations and many more. A full list of topics and speakers is available here.
Registration is $115 and will go up to $140 after Feb. 25. Cost includes admittance to all sessions, lunch and breaks on both days. Click here to register online. Attendees wishing to pay by check can print and fill out a registration form and mail their registration in to the address indicated on the form.
Illinois Conservation Cropping Seminars
March 13, 2014 — Normal, Ill.
Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a Conservation Cropping Seminars that will feature local agricultural producers and resource experts who will share information and insights on soil health improvements, cover crop success and wise nutrient management. The events will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The fee to attend a seminar is $20, payable by check or credit card. To register or learn more details, including seminar agendas, speakers and topics, visit www.ccswcd.com.
Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference:
Your Farm, Your Options
March 13-14, 2014 — Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
The 2014 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference will be held at the Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells starting on Thursday, March 13 at 5 p.m. and finishing up on Friday, March 14 at 4 p.m. The conference is focused on educating participants on soil health and the role of cover crops in improving soil health, with more than 20 sessions to attend including 18 breakout sessions and 5 plenary events. The event will also have a Keynote Fishbowl Farmer-Researcher Panel and Soil Health Farmer Panel.
The full conference program is available here. Registration is $85 and includes dinner on March 13 and breakfast on March 14. Lodging for the conference is on-site at the Kalahari Resorts. A block of rooms has been secured for attendees at the discounted price of $104 for March 13 — call 877-253-5466 to book and room and request "MFAI (Michael Fields Agricultural Institute) Room Block."
Cover Crop Workshop
March 25, 2014 — Osage, Iowa
A free cover-crop management workshop hosted by the Iowa Learning Farms will be held at the VFW Post 7920 in Osage on Tuesday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics to be covered include coupling livestock with cover crops; using cover crops, conservation tillage and buffer strips to enhance soil and water quality; cover crop mixtures and cultivar selection; and choosing the right cover crop for your farm.
The event includes a complimentary lunch. Call 641-732-5574 by Tuesday, March 11 to register.
Milan No-Till Field Day
July 24, 2014 — Milan, Tenn.
Every other year the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosts the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day. This year it will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Milan.
Event registration begins at 6 a.m. with research tours starting at 7 a.m. The program has been expanded to include research tours that focus on important agricultural issues such as weed control, seed treatments, precision ag and irrigation, as well as specific tours for each of the major row crops grown in Tennessee. Most tours take 1 hour and 30 minutes. The final tours begin at 1 p.m.
The event is free and includes a trade show. For more information, click here, or contact the Research and Education Center at Milan at 731-686-7362 or email@example.com.
23rd Annual National No-Tillage Conference
January 14-17, 2015 — Cincinnati, Ohio
The 23rd Annual National No-Tillage Conference will be held Jan. 14-17, 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 4-day program will feature 17 general session speakers, 29 classrooms, 75 roundtables and hours of hallway networking.
Register by Jan. 31, 2014, and receive the discounted rate of $229 — a $130 savings off the onsite rate. Online registration will open shortly, but registration forms can currently be downloaded and faxed or mailed in. For hotel reservations, contact the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located at 35 W. Fifth St. in Cincinnati, at 1-800-445-8667 and mention the "National No-Tillage Conference" to receive the $104 per night rate.
More information will become available at NoTillConference.com.