If you procrastinated through the early registration deadline for 2014 No-till on the Plains Winter Conference, you have just caught a break.
Josh Lloyd, president of No-till on the Plains, farms near Longford. He said registration activity was very strong in the last days of the early signup and the organization has decided to extend the early bird price of $175 through Friday (Jan. 17).
Spouse and student rates will remain the same through Friday as well. Lloyd encourages people to go to the conference's website or call 888-330-5142 today. The registration jumps to $225 per person after the 17th as the January 28-29 Conference nears.
The 18th Annual Winter Conference will be held at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas. The AIM Symposium is held on Thursday, January 30 at the BiCenter and registration is $199 with a spouse rate of $99. Space is limited for the symposium. The package deal to attend both events is still available through the 17th as well.
Conference to provide slate of no-till and natural resource experts
The conference theme 'Back to the Basics: Managing Water and Nutrients,' is designed to allow farmer-to-farmer interaction and also provides a slate of no-till and natural resource experts that will share their insights, said Lloyd. The conference program will help producers understand basic concepts and principles of moving to a no-till system, plus help those long-term no-tillers who are continuing to tweak and manage their program to maximize efficiency and profit.
Featured speakers include Troy and Stacy Hadrick, Advocates for Agriculture, and Dwayne Beck, research manager at Dakota Lakes Research Farm, South Dakota. Over 32 speakers in all will fill the agenda over the 2-day event. Additionally, attendees will access the industry's best Trade Show, featuring more than 80 exhibitors. Lloyd added,
If you come in early, you can catch "Industry Morning Marketplace," a chance for you to get the latest information from conference sponsors and exhibitors. The IMM takes place from 9 -11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
AIM is a day-long program featuring in-depth dialog with Dwayne Beck and Ray Ward, owner, Ward Laboratories, Kearney, Nebraska, discussing continuous no-till farming, cover crops and whatever you might be dealing with in your farm operation.
Look for more details on both events at the No-Till on the Plains website in coming days.