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Lowest-cost Registration Deadline Looms for 2012 Oklahoma No-Till Conference

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:37:45 CST

Lowest-cost Registration Deadline Looms for 2012 Oklahoma No-Till Conference Farmers and ranchers seeking to benefit from the latest developments in no-till cropping systems have until February 10 to receive the lowest cost for attending the Feb. 21-22 Oklahoma No-Till Conference in Norman.

"A key advantage of attending the conference is the opportunity to interact with both technical specialists and experienced no-till farmers," said Chad Godsey, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension cropping systems specialist. "It's a great way for producers to get answers to any number of questions they may have about no-till systems."

The conference will take place at Norman's National Center for Employee Development (NCED), located at 2801 State Highway 9 East. Conference sessions will begin at 8 a.m. on both days and will finish mid- to late-afternoon.

Cost of attending the conference is $110 per person if registering by Feb. 10, and $125 per person thereafter. Reservation information and a detailed agenda is available by clicking here. . To register, click here for details on registration.

"We plan to hold the conference even in the event of snow or other normal winter weather; it takes something historically intense like the blizzard last February to knock us off schedule," Godsey said. "Participants will need to print the completed registration form and mail it with a check or money order to the address indicated."

Session topics will focus on forage-based no-till cropping systems, equipment, crop rotation, intensive wheat management, grain sorghum production, herbicide management, no-till canola and soil biology.

"We'll also be providing farm program and industry updates," Godsey said. "Think of the conference as one-stop shopping for the latest information about no-till. We'll be using a combination of general and breakout sessions to allow participants as much choice as possible in attending sessions of greatest interest to them."

Sponsors for the 2012 conference include OSU's Division of Agricultural Sciences and National Resources, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, Sorghum Partners, Agro-culture Liquid Fertilizers and P&K Equipment.

The registration fee does not cover the cost of hotel accommodations. For persons wishing to stay at the NCED, mention the Oklahoma No-Till 2012 Conference to get the conference rate of $77 per night.

"Please make your reservations early, as there are a limited number of rooms available," Godsey said.



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