Better Yields through Better Soil Workshop and Trade Show is Jan 6-7 in Minot
BISMARCK, N.D. - The 2016 Manitoba North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association (ManDak) Workshop and Trade Show is scheduled for Jan. 6 to 7 at the Grand Hotel in Minot, N.D. The theme of this year's event is "Better Yields through Better Soil....
BISMARCK, N.D. – The 2016 Manitoba North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association (ManDak) Workshop and Trade Show is scheduled for Jan. 6 to 7 at the Grand Hotel in Minot, N.D. The theme of this year’s event is “Better Yields through Better Soil.”
The event’s keynote speakers include Dave Hula, a producer from Charles City, Va., and world record holder for the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Yield Contest No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category. His presentation, titled “A Farmers Hand to Success,” is scheduled for Jan. 6, and will highlight how it’s possible to no-till farm several different crops intensively and achieve high yields while reducing expenses.
Ray Archuleta, a soil health specialist with 25 years of experience with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will provide the keynote address on Jan. 7. His presentation, titled “Soil Health,” will provide insights for improving soil health through conservation practices, including cover crop utilization and no-till and limited-till practices.
The ManDak Workshop and Trade Show will also include information on no-till basics, crop diversity, nutrient management, climate change and soil health. Question and answer sessions, as well as panel discussions, with workshop speakers, industry professionals and producers are also scheduled throughout the two-day event.
Pre-registration for the workshop and trade show is available through Dec. 22, and costs $195. To pre-register online, or for more information, visit mandakzerotill.org. Registration is also available the day of the event and costs $220.
“The workshop and tradeshow are a great opportunity for producers and professionals to come together to share ideas and strategies for zero-till practices, as well as learn and network with others in the industry,” says Greg Busch president of the association.
The purpose of the Manitoba North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association is to preserve soil for future generations by promoting a system of crop production that reduces soil erosion and builds up organic matter.