No-Till Conference Planned for March 26th in Ponca CityTue, 12 Mar 2013 13:45:32 CDT
USDA Agencies including the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency, and Rural Development are partnering with the Kay and Noble County Conservation Districts and Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council to host a No-Till Conference on March 26 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Pioneer Technology Center, 2101 North Ash in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
The conference will open with introductions of USDA agency programs. Participants will then board buses for a site visit to an Otto Farmís no-till field where NRCS soil scientists will examine the soil profile pointing out the benefits of no-till management. Buses will return to Pioneer Technology Center for seminar speakers elaborating more on no-till techniques. Speakers include Dr. Doug Shoup, Southeast Kansas Extension Specialist covering Herbicide Resistance in Weeds; Ryan Speer, Manager of Jacob Farms in Sedgwick, KS and 2012 Midwest Region Conservation Legacy Award Winner sharing his experience of No-till and Cover Crops; and wrapping up the day, Dr. Randy Taylor, OSU Professor and Extension Ag Engineer bringing producers up-to-date on no-till equipment in todayís marketplace.
NRCS will also demonstrate the new Rainfall Simulator showing runoff, erosion, and infiltration rates of soils under various management practices. Blackwell P&K Equipment will also have no-till equipment on display.
Informational booths include AgChemicals Direct, American Ag Credit, Farm Credit of EC OK, FSA, Johnston Seed, National Ag Statistics Service, NRCS, OSU Extension, Rural Development, Risk Management Agency, Wheatland RC&D, and Wooderson Seed.
Lunch is free of charge, but meal reservations are required by March 15, 2013 by calling the Newkirk NRCS/Kay County Conservation District at 580-362-3362 or the Perry NRCS/Noble County Conservation District at (580) 336-2003.
More information is available on the Kay County Conservation District website: www.kaycountyconservation.com.
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