Behind the theme of “Building Better No-Till Practices,” the 2015 National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) from Jan. 14-17 lands on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the fifth time in the conference’s 23-year history.
The just-completed conference program offers cutting-edge farmers 45 presentations over 4 highly valuable days of learning. Sharing the best no-till management practices and ideas to improve no-tillers’ bottom line, speakers include no-tillers, agronomists, consultants and university experts from South and North America teeing up topics ranging from soil biology to precision ag to fertility management to cover cropping and much more.
The 23rd annual event includes 17 general session presentations, 28 classrooms and 69 roundtables. Nearly 100 hours of in-depth no-till learning can be found at this year’s event held at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati.
Darrell Bruggink, executive editor and publisher of No-Till Farmer and the organizer of the National No-Tillage Conference, says both experienced no-tillers and farmers considering adopting no-tillage practices will get dozens of practical tips to use in their operations and be challenged to improve their farming system.
“With 114 educational sessions to choose from between general assemblies, classrooms and roundtables, we’re really trying to leave no stone unturned by offering farmers the broadest educational experience possible,” Bruggink says. “Our goal is to help no-tillers identify actionable tactics to use on their farm to improve their practices and profitability and become energized for a new cropping year.”
Registration is just $309 per person, with a special $282 rate for additional farm or family members. The event is co-sponsored by No-Till Farmer and 14 industry-leading companies, including Ag Leader Technology, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers, Bayer CropScience, Case IH, Cover Crop Solutions, Equipment Technologies (Apache sprayers), Gypsoil, Koch Agronomic Services (Agrotain), Needham Ag Technologies, SFP, Syngenta, Thurston Mfg. (Blu-Jet), Titan International and Yetter Mfg.