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Special Edition: Crop News Weekly
Register now to attend the Conservation Tillage Conference & Expo in Sioux Falls, SD

Letter from the Editor
Special Edition: Crop News Weekly
Logan Hawkes
01/13/05    Crop News Weekly
If it seems like you have already received Crop News Weekly this week and are a little confused with the arrival of this mailing, take heart, you're not losing your mind. This is a special edition of Crop News Weekly and the second time this week you have discovered us in your email-box.

Some things are simply too important to wait until next week. Such is the case of the Conservation Tillage Conference & Expo set to get underway February 8-9 in Sioux Falls, SD. Here you can discover today's newest technologies for no-till, strip-till, ridge-till and mulch-till agriculture. Participants will be able to take home hands-on knowledge of nearly every aspect of conservation tillage after this conference - the most advanced of its kind for agriculture today. But you can't go if you don't register, so consider this your formal invitation to attend the premiere conference on conservation tillage of the year. Fill out the form below and fax it back ASAP. We look forward to seeing you in Sioux Falls. -- LH

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Register now to attend the Conservation Tillage Conference & Expo in Sioux Falls, SD
01/13/05    The Corn & Soybean Digest
Attend the Conservation Tillage Conference & Expo Feb. 8-9, 2005 in Sioux Falls, SD

(This meeting replaces the "Midwest Ridge and Strip-Till Conference")

Gain information that can improve your soil quality, cut costs and maximize yields. The Conference is presented jointly by representatives of Iowa State University (ISU), University of Minnesota (U of M), University of Nebraska (NU), South Dakota State University (SDSU) and participating farmers in co-ordination with The Corn And Soybean Digest Magazine.

You can earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for attending.

Here is what to expect from the program:

Learn about tillage systems that work: From Tom Sauer, USDA Soil Tilth Lab, Ames, IA; and a panel of farmers including Jerry Crew, a no-till farmer from Webb, IA; Brian Loeffler, a Mankato, MN, ridge-tiller and David and Larry Diedrich, strip-till farmers from Elkton, SD. Paul Jasa, NU, discusses the impact of tillage on soil structure and compaction.

Update yourself on current conservation issues: The Conservation Security Program (CSP), Mike Sucik, NRCS Soil Scientist; carbon credits, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, ISU; and environmental issues, John Laflen, ISU.

Pests to watch: Bob Hartzler, ISU; Bruce Potter, U of M; Marty Draper, SDSU (residue-borne disease management); Marion Calmer, an Alpha, IL, farmer, on residue management.

The economics of tillage options: Lynn Flaming, a strip-till farmer from Elsie, NE; Dennis Whisney, a no-tiller from Jackson, MN; and Dean and Perry Black, ridge-till farmers from Barnum, IA.

Soil and fertility tips: Gyles Randall, U of M; Mark Dallman, ridge-till farmer from Lake Lillian, MN; George Rehm, U of M; and Antonio Mallarino, ISU. Tom Kaspar, USDA-ARS, talks about small grain cover crops for the Upper Midwest.

Register now! Cost is $100 for the two days, including a reception, breakfast and lunch. Call the Ramkota Inn, Sioux Falls (605-336-0650) directly and ask for the Conservation Tillage Conference $69 room rate, while rooms last. To register:

  • Provide information requested below and fax back to 952-851-4601 (or mail it in).
  • Call 1-800-722-5334 (or 952-851-4698). Ask for the Conservation Tillage Conference. Register over the phone.
  • Go to http://cornandsoybeandigest.com and click on "Conservation Tillage Conference" under the Special Reports heading.
  • Registration Information: Payment options: Credit Card / Check (circle one)
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    * Fax registration and credit card information to 952-851-4601, or mail with check or credit card information to: Conservation Tillage Conference & Expo, 7900 International Dr., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55425.

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