ST. CLOUD, Minn. — UMN Extension would like to invite you to the 15th annual Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC) on Dec 17-18 at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud, MN. The CTC is more than reduced tillage, it provides information and research on all aspects of soil health.
The 2019 CTC will feature:
David Lobb is a professor of landscape ecology at the University of Manitoba. His research and education focus on soil erosion and sedimentation, soil and water conservation, and sustainable agriculture. His lab is the largest in Canada and the second-largest in the world for the assessment of soil erosion and sedimentation using radionuclides and other methods. This area of research is known as fingerprinting. David is internationally recognized for his research in tillage erosion.
Seth Watkins is an Iowa farmer who believes conservation is a long-term investment in the land. Seth sees no conflict between profitability and environmental sustainability. Pinhook Farm, is a little slice of paradise in the rolling hills of southwest Iowa, featuring rotational grazing, restricted wildlife areas, riparian buffers, wetlands, integrated pest management, prescribed burning, windbreak restoration, no-till, cover crops, terraces, prairie strips and restoration/CRP, and late-season calving.
There will be over 30 speakers who will include researchers and farmers experienced in applied, hands-on soil health management.
Conference highlights include:
• Discover reduced till, no-till, and cover crop strategies
• Learn proven cover crop strategies to manage moisture extremes and anchor nutrients and soil
• Gain a deeper understanding of the economics of soil management systems
• Identify weed species shift and implement control
• Master nutrient management in high-residue systems
• Participate in beginning and advanced strip till sessions
• Visit with vendors to learn about new equipment, products, and technology
• And much more!
Over 20 exhibitors will be there promoting equipment, technology, and services directly related to improving soil health.
This year we will offer scholarships to farmers that may need a little assistance. Call Jodi at 320-815-4112 for more info.
12 CEU’s will be available.
Visit z.umn.edu/DIGtheCTC for more information on the agenda, lodging, program speakers, and to register.
On behalf of the CTC committee, we hope to see you there!
Click the link for a brochure: CTC Brochure_19
— University of Minnesota Extension
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