Nebraska Discount Available for No-Till Education

Nebraska Discount Available for No-Till Education

Dec. 3, 2015

Registration discounts are still available for up to 75 Nebraskans to attend the 20th Annual No-till on the Plains Winter Conference in Salina, Kan. Jan 26-27, 2016. Register now before registration fee increases Dec. 19.

Thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund (NET) and support from Nebraska Extension, the first 25 first-time attendees from Nebraska to register (using the process below) will receive $150 off their registration fee.  For those who have attended a No-till on the Plains Winter Conference in the past, the first 50 repeat attendees from Nebraska to register will receive $50 off their registration fee. Registration discounts are still available at both levels.
Among the speakers at this year's conference are:

  • Kofi Boa, Ph.D., Ghana, Africa, Director, Center for No-Till Agriculture
  • Terry Fleck, Indianapolis, Ind., Executive Director, Center for Food Integrity
  • Jill Clapperton, Ph.D., Reardan, Wash., Principal Scientist and Co-Founder, Rhizoterra, Inc. 
  • Dwayne Beck, Ph.D., Pierre, S.D., Research Manager, Dakota Lakes Research Farm 
  • Ray Ward, Ph.D., Kearney, Neb., President and Co-Owner, Ward Laboratories, Inc. 
  • Gabe Brown, Bismarck, N.D., No-till Crop and Livestock Producer
  • Wendy Taheri, Ph.D., Pelham, Ga., Research Microbiologist
  • Ray Archuleta, Greensboro, N.C., Conservation Agronomist, NRCS East National Technology Center

See the No-till on the Plains website for more information on the 2016 Winter Conference and the Agriculture's Innovative Minds Symposium which follows it.

Discount Requirements

To receive the discount, please register for the Winter Conference on-line at: http://notill.org/events/2016-winter-conference/registration

 Fill out the on-line registration form with your information and indicate that you will pay by phone.  Do not complete the section for paying by credit card on-line as you will not receive the Nebraskan discount using this method.  To receive the discount and make your payment, call 785-210-4525 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central Time), after completing the on-line registration form.  No-till on the Plains (NTOP) will check to see if you are one of the first 25 first-time attendees or if you are one of the first 50 repeat attendees and process your registration accordingly.

 The main purposes of the NET grant are

  •  to enhance the adoption of continuous no-till systems,
  • to educate producers about soil health, and
  • to provide networking opportunities for producers to learn more about no-till and soil health. 

 The No-till on the Plains Winter Conference — the largest gathering of its kind in North America — provides all three kinds of educational opportunities.  The Winter Conference and Trade Show will be followed by the Agriculture’s Innovative Minds Symposium on Jan. 28.  A reduced combination pricing is available for both events if registering before Dec 19.

Paul Jasa
Extension Engineer