Join No-till on the Plains, fellow producers and soil health experts July 30-Aug. 1 for a tour of some of the best farms and farmers in the Texas panhandle. Participants will meet in Lubbock, Texas, on the morning of July 30 and spend the next 3 days touring farms and ranches. Participants will see the positive on-farm benefits of using soil health principles, including water conservation, increased organic matter, improved nutrient utilization, weed suppression and decreased input costs.
The tour will visit the farms of Steve Olson, Plainview, TX, and R.N. Hopper from Petersburg, TX, on Tuesday. The tour stops at the farms of Michael Carlson in Hereford, TX, and Kelly Kettner near Muleshoe, TX, on July 31. Each of these producers uses soil health as the foundation of their farm. Crops in the rotation for these growers include cotton, corn, wheat, and multi-species cover crops. Each farm will have other cash and seed crops in the rotation. Dr. Ray Ward will be traveling on the bus tour to discuss soil health principles and implementation.
“We’re proud to partner with this network of producers in the panhandle region,” says Lance Feikert, Bucklin, KS, producer and current President of No-till on the Plains. “We also are honored that General Mills is generously sponsoring this event.”
Accommodations and meals are included in the three-day registration fee. For those unable to commit to all three days, single day registration without accommodations is also available. More details and registration is available at notill.org. Space is limited to 50 participants each day, so early registration is advisable.
Annual sponsors for No-till on the Plains include Green Cover Seed, Farmers Business Network and General Mills. No-till on the Plains works to bring the latest innovations and technology to farmers in a variety of formats including tours like this, seminars, field days, and the renowned winter conference. Find out more about No-till on the Plains by visiting www.notill.org, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Visit notill.org or call (785) 210-4549 for registration information. Pre-registration online is encouraged.