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Early Registration Open for Nation's Premier No-Till Conference Coming Up this January in Wichita

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:52:57 CST

Early Registration Open for Nation's Premier No-Till Conference Coming Up this January in Wichita The time is now to register for the nation's most popular soil health event. Early online registration is open now until December 15th for growers, industry partners and soil health enthusiasts to attend the popular No-till on the Plains Winter Conference, set for January 30-31, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kan. Wichita hosts the Conference in 2018 for the first time. The new venue will bring new networking opportunities for attendees, and Wichita offers ample entertainment and dining opportunities.

Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director Carson Horn had the chance to speak this week with the event's organizer and executive director of No-Till on the Plains, Steve Swaffer, about all this conference has to offer attendees, from the novice no-till farmer to the advanced. You can listen to their complete conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of the page.

"We've got an exciting agenda this year," Swaffer said. "For the first time ever, we're going to be in Wichita, Kan. We think that's going to create a lot of great networking opportunities."

The premiere conference is in its 22nd year and continues to offer international, national and state experts on topics designed to promote soil health. The 2018 Winter Conference features a line-up of more than 20 soil experts and top line soil health producers, 45 breakout sessions and a special question and answer session with the presenters. For the second year a one-day Beginner's Workshop will precede the Winter Conference. The Agriculture's Innovative Minds (AIM) Symposium returns again post Winter Conference to cater to the advanced crowd of growers and producers." Certified Crop Advisor Credits will also be available for conference attendees.

Registration for the No-till on the Plains Conference is available now online at no-till.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 a world-renowned holistic manager and educator, Alan Savory. Founder and president of the Savory Institute, Allan began his career as a research biologist and game ranger in the British Colonial Service, Zambia, South Africa then became a farmer and game rancher in Zimbabwe. In the 1960s he became known for research on the cause of degradation and desertification of the world's grassland ecosystems. He worked as a resource management consultant, and helped numerous managers on four continents to develop sustainable solutions.

While Savory will provide the keynote and several workshop presentations throughout the Winter Conference. In addition, Oklahoma's own Jimmy Emmons, a producer from Leedey, Okla., will talk about his operation and the soil health practices he has implemented on his farm.

"Jimmy will be sharing the story of soil health on his farm and ranch and how it's changed his life," Swaffer said. "We're really excited about it."

Other top speakers include Sarah Singla, no-till producer from France; Jill Clapperton, principal scientist and co-founder of Rhizoterra, Inc.; Nick Vos, no-till producer from Hugoton, Kan.; Josh Lloyd, no-till producer from Clay Center, Kan. and Jonathan Lundren, agroecologist from South Dakota.

Sponsors for the 2018 Winter Conference are: Green Cover Seed, Farmers Business Network, Exapta Solutions The Savory Institute, and Shellbourne-Reynolds Co. 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.

Source - No-Till on the Plains



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