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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 email@example.com.
LIST OF EVENTS
Improved Soil Improves Profits Workshop
August 28-29, 2014 — Lyon and Coffey Counties Kan.
The Eagle Creek Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) is hosting an agricultural workshop on Aug. 28 and 29 at Lyon and Coffey Counties, respectively.
The workshop begins the evening of Thursday, Aug. 28 in Olpe with dinner and four speakers: Morris County producer Shawn Tiffany, Dow AgroSciences, Kansas State agronomist DeAnn Presley and Star Seed agronomist Dale Strickler. Topics include alternative livestock forage, herbicide application programs, cover crops and soil health.
The following morning will begin at 8 a.m. at the Kansas State plots located at Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation land. The agenda is flexible and will allow growers to ask specific questions. Two of the speakers from Thursday night will be present.
Registration starts on Thursday at 5 p.m. Pre-register for dinner by contacting the Kelsey Fuller Lyon County Conservation District at 620-343-2813 ext. 3. Thursday evening will be held at 120 W Listerscheid St. in Olpes, and Friday morning will be located at Oxen Lane and 16th Coffey County, near Wolf Creek.
NDSU Workshop: Tools And Concepts To Actively Manage Salinity
September 3, 2014 — Cummings, N.D.
North Dakota State University is hosting a soil health workshop on managing salinity on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the Dave and Paul Mueller farm near Cummings where an NDSU Extension Traill County soil salinity plot is located. The workshop will focus on salinity basics, measuring and getting started on salinity management, and cropping and tiling options.
Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Pre-register by contacting the Traill County Extension office at 701-636-5665 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For an accurate meal count, please pre-register by Sept. 2.
DIRECTIONS: Take North Dakota Highway 200 off I-29 and travel west to 162nd Ave. North East. From there, go north for one mile, then west one mile on 7th Ave. North East.
Keystone Cover Crops, Soil Health,
And Value-Adding With Diversity Workshop
September 4, 2014 — Atlanta, Ill.
This workshop/field day, held at Dave Bishop's PrairiErth Farm, will showcase three ongoing research projects being conducted as well as other conservation practices. Bishop will discuss the three-crop system he's using, and other value-adding techniques. Other topics to be discussed include balancing micronutrients; the role of cover crops in fertility; attracting bees as beneficial insects; conservation practices beneficial to wildlife; and understanding relative contribution of individual cover crop species to soil health.
The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch is included. The event will be held one half mile west of PrairiErth Farm on 2000th Blvd. Contact the Illinois Stewardship Alliance to RSVP at 217-528-1563 or email@example.com.
NDSU Workshop: Getting A Grip On Salinity
September 9, 2014 — Barnes County, N.D.
North Dakota State University is hosting a workshop on salinity basics, demonstrations, getting a salinity number and what it means, and management approaches to tiling, cropping systems, cover crops and maximizing your approach.
The workshop starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude by noon. Lunch is included. Please pre-register by Sept. 5 at 701-845-3114 ext. 3 so organizers can get an accurate meal count.
DIRECTIONS: From Valley City, go south 6.5 miles on North Dakota Highway 1.
Ohio No-Till Summer Field Day
September 9, 2014 — New Bloomington, Ohio
The Ohio No-Till Summer Field Day will be held at John Buck's farm in New Bloomington on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event presentations include:
- Secrets Of Success For No-Till Corn And Soybeans
- Putting The Entire Soil Profile To Work For You
- Importance Of Continuous No-Till And How To Make It More Successful
- Precision Manure Application
- Cover Crops — Aboveground Benefits
- Cover Crops/Soil Pit
Registration is $25 if registered by Sept. 4. Onsite registration is $50. Lunch is included. A registration form with the full agenda is available at go.osu.edu/notilldayPDF.
NDSU Workshop: Management Tools For Saline and Sodic Soils
September 17, 2014 — DeLamere, N.D.
North Dakota State University is hosting a workshop on salinity and sodic soils at the Speich Seed Shop off of North Dakota Highway 13 near DaLamere. Portions of the workshop will take place at the Wehlander Farm, which attendees will be bused to.
- What to expect with salinity
- Salinity management options
- Where the salts are in the soil profile
- Other issues you may find in your fields (observed in soil pits)
- Basics of sodic soils
- Identifying the issue and management options
The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m. Lunch is included. Register by Sept. 15 by contacting the Sargent County Extension office at 701-724-3355 ext. 5.
NDSU Workshop: Salinity Management
September 19, 2014 — Grand Forks, N.D.
North Dakota State University is hosting a Salinity Management workshop on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Burkland farm southwest of Grand Forks. The workshop will focus on salinity measurements and management options, such as cropping systems and tiling. Participants will get to see how cover crops look below ground in soil pits and learn how to improve soil health.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Please pre-register by Sept. 16 by calling the Grand Forks County Extension office 701-780-8229.
DIRECTIONS: From U.S. Highway 2, go south four miles on County Road 5, then go 1.5 miles west on 14th Ave. North East.
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.