Conference to cover the conservation gamut

The 2013 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference is going to be held March 5 and 6 at the McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University in Ada.

“We have almost 60 speakers all together, with about 10 universities represented,” said Randall Reeder, retired OSU Extension ag engineer and conference organizer. “Among those 60 speakers, farmers, industry, as well as university Extension folks.”

Reeder tells Brownfield the conference program will cover the gamut, from the opening general session featuring Jerry Hatfield with the USDA’s Ag Research Service, to the Corn University on Tuesday, March 5 and Soybean School on Wednesday, March 6.

“And among the other topics we’ve got nutrient management, also soil and water quality, looking at drainage,” Reeder said. “Also no-till planters, we’ve got two of the top people in the country who will talk about how to set up planters, get them adjusted so that you get the seed in the right place.”

And of course the conference will have a session dealing with cover crops on the first day, beginning at 8 a.m.

“Plenty of opportunity to learn about the role of cover crops and no-till in improving our crop production capacity in this country and around the world,” said Reeder.”

Audio: Randall Reeder, Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference (4:15 mp3)

The complete program and registration information is available online.

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