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Monday, November 30, 2015

U of M Extension and NDSU Extension host 2015 Conservation Tillage Conference in Willmar, MN

Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension Educator-Crops

Whether you are a novice, crop consultant, or experienced in conservation tillage, this conference is for you. The 2015 Conservation Tillage conference will be taking place in Willmar, MN on December 15th and 16th, 2015.

The schedule includes a wide variety of speakers including experienced growers, agronomists and academic experts. With the extensive panel of speakers, members will learn about nearly every aspect of conservation tillage. Attendees that stay for the entire duration of the conference will be offered seven CEUs.

Topics covered include; residue management, effective use of strip till and vertical till, cover crops, managing big data, weed management and fertility in reduced till systems. Informal table talk sessions will follow to allow for time to interact with speakers and industry. A farmer panel will round out day 1, where farmers using multiple tillage systems will talk about their experience and "tricks" they’ve learned over the years. The second day will start with hands on demos to show soil health parameters and also weed management. Keynote speakers, John Heard and Daryl Ritchison, will talk about variability in soil and also erosion. Over 25 vendors representing equipment and educational information will be on-site throughout both days.

Early bird fee is $125 for the full conference. Prices will rise to $155 after December 1, 2015. Register online at or call 320-235-0726 x2001.

Visit for more information on the agenda, lodging, program speakers and to register or download the Conservation Tillage Conference brochure.

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