Conservation Tillage Conference Approaching

Farmers are continually looking to fine-tune their current practices and stewardship plans and crop consultants are often right by their side. For those experienced and those looking to get their feet wet in these areas, the Conservation Tillage Conference is full of valuable information.

The opening keynote speaker for the event is John Heard, Soil Fertility Extension Specialist for Manitoba Agriculture, Food & Rural Development, on soil and crop nutrition.

That event will include a panel of regional farmers sharing about their tillage and precision technology practices on their operations, session speakers that include research experts and farmers alike and hands-on demonstrations by University Extension researchers. Key topics range from herbicide plans and weed management to cover crops, conservation tillage, planter settings, fuel use and soil nutrients.

To wrap up the event, North Dakota Assistant State Climatologist Daryl Ritchison will discuss climate and risk management for farmers.

The Conservation Tillage Conference will take place in Dec. 15 and 16 at the Best Western Plus in Willmar. The early bird registration for the conference ends Dec. 1. Go to www.DIGtheCTC.com to learn more.

UMN Extension Regional Crops Educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes and NDSU Assistant Professor of Soil Health-Extension Abbey Wick are among the soil researchers working together to organize the conference, including a full range of topics that will be presented by some of the top rated specialists in the region and producers for a Farmer’s Panel. They will also be presenting at the conference.

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is a proud sponsor of this yearly conference that gives farmers the tools they need to manage their soil, nutrients and crop productivity, as well as get answers to their management questions.