Orthman Sponsors National Strip-Tillage Conference

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Orthman Manufacturing is pleased to be a title sponsor for the first-ever National Strip-Tillage Conference to be held July 30 and 31 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


A first-of-its-kind event for growers practicing or considering strip-tillage, the event will feature nearly 20 presentations over the course of 2 education-packed days. Behind the theme of “Learning Strip-Till Together,” the inaugural National Strip-Tillage Conference will offer strip-tillers hundreds of tips and techniques from consultants, university experts and veteran strip-tillers.


The conference program, now available at www.StripTillFarmer.com, contains 7 general-session speakers, 12 classrooms and 30 roundtables over an information-packed 32 hours of in-depth strip-till sessions. In addition, registered attendees can sign up for an additional special 3-hour, soil-health workshop prior to the start of the event with world-renowned soil biologist Jill Clapperton.


Following is a sample of topics and speakers that will provide growers with an in-depth strip-till education at the Cedar Rapids Marriott:


Darrell Bruggink, executive editor and publisher of No-Till Farmer’s Conservation Tillage Guide and one of the organizers of the National Strip-Tillage Conference, says both experienced strip-tillers and farmers considering the adoption of strip-tillage practices will get dozens of practical tips, techniques and strategies to use in their operations during the 2-day event.


“Not only will farmers learn from these knowledgeable speakers, but the 30 Roundtable discussion sessions and the peer-to-peer hallway conversations offer plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get answers to strip-till challenges,” Bruggink says. “Our goal is to help strip-tillers identify actionable tips to use on their farm and find solutions to issues that challenge them so they are more productive and profitable.”


The final 8-page program can be viewed and downloaded at www.StripTillFarmer.com. Registration is just $199 per person, with a special $179 rate for additional farm or family members.


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