No-Till Oklahoma 2011
No-till conference set for Norman in February
Farmers and ranchers seeking to benefit from the latest developments in no-till cropping systems should register now to attend the Feb. 1-2 Oklahoma No-Till 2011 Conference.
“A key advantage of attending the conference is the opportunity to interact with both technical specialists and experienced no-till farmers,” said Chad Godsey, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension cropping systems specialist. “It’s a great way for producers to get answers to any number of questions they may have about no-till systems.”
The conference will take place at Norman’s National Center for Employee Development (NCED), located at 2801 State Highway 9 East. Conference sessions will begin at 8 a.m. on both days and will finish mid- to late-afternoon.
Cost of attending the conference is $125 per person if registering by Jan. 20, and $150 per person thereafter. Reservation information is available at http://orangehub.okstate.edu online.
“The conference will take place even in the event of inclement weather,” Godsey said. “Unfortunately, resource and facility commitments dictate that refunds cannot be given unless written notice is provided up to one week prior to the start of the conference.”
Session topics will include managing soil acidity in no-till; proper use of tissue testing; no-till production of wheat, cotton, corn and soybeans; water use of double crops compared with traditional fallow periods; on-farm research; soil biology; and intensified management tips and practices, among others.
“Topics will be covered in either general or break-out sessions,” Godsey said. “A detailed agenda will be made available prior to the conference, as we’re still currently fine-tuning a few details to maximize the learning experience for participants.”
Sponsors for the 2011 conference include OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and National Resources, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma Soybean Board, Monsanto, Wylie Manufacturing and the High Plains Journal.
The registration fee does not cover the cost of hotel accommodations. For persons wishing to stay at the NCED, mention the Oklahoma No-Till 2011 Conference to get the conference rate of $77 per night.
“Please make your reservations early, as there are a limited number of rooms available,” Godsey said.
For reservations, contact the NCED online at http://www.nced.com or by phone at 405-447-9000, extension zero.