Virtual National No-Tillage Conference planned

The 29th annual National No-Tillage Conference will be held virtually Jan. 12 through 15.

This conference can be viewed through a computer, tablet or phone, according to a news release from the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District office in Brownstown.

No-till specialists presenting at the conference will be:

  • John Ikerd, an ag economist at the University of Missouri
  • Steve Groff, a no-tiller and cover crop expert from Holtwood, Pennsylvania
  • Loran Steinlage, a no-tiller from West Union, Iowa
  • Annie Dee, a no-tiller from Aliceville, Alabama
  • Rick Clark, a no-tiller from Williamsport, Indiana
  • Bob Hartzler, a weed specialist from Iowa State University Extension
  • Jay Baxter, a no-tiller from Georgetown, Delaware
  • Kristine Nichols, a soil microbiologist from Mertztown, Pennsylvania

The county SWCD office has allocated $1,000 to reimburse 25% of the registration fees paid by the attendee. After Jan. 16, attendees can submit their paid registration confirmation to the county office. The office can receive your confirmation through a window or door until the office is open to the public again. Payments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.