Registration is now open for the 23rd annual No-till on the Plains Winter Conference. Online registration is open for growers, industry partners and soil health enthusiasts to attend the popular soil health expo and educational event. The Conference will take place January 29-30, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kan. This annual event offers great networking opportunities for attendees, and Wichita offers ample entertainment and dining options. Registration is available at www.notill.org
In its 23rd year, the Conference continues to offer international, national and state experts focused on improved soil health systems for increased farm profit. The 2019 Winter Conference features a line-up of farmers, soil health researchers and conservation professionals aiming to share their expertise and knowledge with attendees.
Registration for the No-till on the Plains Conference is available now online at notill.org. The Winter Conference registration price is $275. Walk-ins are welcome but rates increase closer to the event date. Registration rates are also available in packages for those who want to attend the Beginner’s Session and the Winter Conference together or the Winter Conference and AIM Symposium in tandem. Discounted rooms rates are available at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
This year’s speaker lineup features author and geologist, Dr. David Montgomery and his wife Anne Biklé, an author and biologist. The team’s presentation will focus on their most recent book, The Hidden Half of Nature, bringing attention to the similarities between plant roots and the human gut systems. Internationally known conservationist Jay Fuhrer from Bismarck North Dakota will also be a General Session speaker. Jay will share his lifetime of experiences improving soil health and the innovations he has helped create on the Menoken farm, a conservation demonstration site in central North Dakota.
The diverse lineup of speakers this year also includes: Bryan Jorgensen, producer from North Dakota; Grant Sims, producer from Victoria Australia; Dr. Kristine Nichols, soil microbiologist; Dr. Christine Jones, soil ecologist from Australia; Adam Daugherty, soil conservationist, from Coffee county Tennessee, and Adam Chappell, producer from Cotton Plant, Ark.
Attendees have several options to attend additional soil health workshops before and after the Conference. On Monday January 28th, A beginner’s level event, Discover Soil Health, is being offered for individuals looking for the basics of getting started with no-till and improved soil health. Also on the 28th is a new offering of more advanced information, Reducing the Fertilizer Budget, Integrating Nutrition and Biology Towards Plant and Soil Health. This day-long session is presented by Joel Williams. Finally, on January 31, is the Agriculture’s Innovations Minds Symposium. This year the AIM Symposium explores topics like nutrient density in food, markets for regenerative agriculture products and making the most of each acre. Certified Crop Advisor Credits will also be available for conference attendees.
Sponsors for the 2019 Winter Conference are: Green Cover Seed, Farmers Business Network, General Mills Exapta Solutions, The Globetrotter Foundation and the Ceres Trust. All of these generous sponsors will be available to attendees throughout the Conference.
Visit notill.org or call (785) 307-0433 for registration information. Pre-registration online is encouraged.