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Nearly 50 cutting-edge, money-making sessions over 2 days, delivering insightful learning and unlimited networking with the best of the strip-till community.

Top Experts. Worldwide Experience. SPEAKERS FROM THE 2015 CONFERENCE.

  • Kevin Kimberly

    Kevin KimberEly

    Crop & Equipment Consultant

    Maxwell, Ia.

  • Fabian Fernandez

    Fabian Fernandez

    Nutrient Management

    University of Minnesota

  • Mike Peterson

    Mike Petersen

    Fertility Specialist

    Greeley, Colo.

  • Joel Gruver

    Joel Gruver

    Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture

    School of Agriculture, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.

ATTENDEES OF THE 2015 CONFERENCE PICKED UP Valuable tips, ideas and techniques from:

  • Bill Darrington, Strip-Tiller, Persia, Iowa
    Shared the evolution of his strip-till system to include fertility management practices that have helped him improve yields.
  • Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Spirit Lake, Iowa
    Addressed Iowa’s leadership role in using science and new technologies to address water quality and conservation issues.
  • Jason Wykoff, Strip-Tiller, New Carlisle, Ind.
    Discussed experiments with 20-inch strip-tilled seed corn, fall vs. spring strip-till and a lucrative move to strip-tilled soybeans.
  • Cade Bushnell, Strip-Tiller, Stillman Valley, Ill.
    Addressed the benefits and challenges of developing a successful corn-on-corn strip-till program.
  • Joey Hanson, Strip-Tiller, Elk Point, S.D.
    Shared practical considerations for setting realistic strip-till goals with the right equipment to match field conditions.
  • Mike Shuter, Strip-Tiller, Shutter Farms, Frankton, Ind.
    Discussed the tangible gains of using crop sensing technology to assess foliar application needs.


Hours of Extremely Valuable Peer-to-Peer Networking Opportunities


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Plus: Gain pesticide recertification and continuing education credits

Co-sponsored by these leading strip-till suppliers:

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5 Farmers Win Free Registration to 2016 Strip-Tillage Conference

Five attendees of the 2nd annual National Strip-Tillage Conference have won free registration ($249 value) to attend the 3rd annual event to be held in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., Aug. 3-4, 2016. The winners include:

> Adam Souder, New Carlisle, Ind., from drawing of all paid registered attendees

> Burdette Piening, Lincoln, Neb., and Brent Willin, Seaford, Del., from a drawing of attendees who filled out the two daily surveys

> Dewayne Keiper, Lennox, S.D., and Tryston Beyrer, Savoy, Ill., from a drawing of the event’s roundtable moderators

In addition, Grant Lewis of Delavan, Ill., won a drawing sponsored by ANP Inc. for a free farm visit and soil health analysis from Mike Petersen, ANP’s lead agronomist and a respected soil scientist and strip-till advocate.

2016 conference information

August 3-4, 2016  •  Bloomington-Normal, IL



Save $25.00 with super early bird registration! Register online for just $224. Additional farm or family members register for just $204. To register offline, please download the 2016 Registration form. Early bird registration ends after 5-30-16.

Hotel Reservations:

The host Marriott — Bloomington-Normal — Hotel & Conference Center is holding a block of rooms for the special rate of $110 per night. You can make reservations online or by calling (888) 236-2427. Make sure you mention the National Strip-Tillage Conference to get the special rate. Room availability is limited, so be sure to make your reservations as soon as possible.

NSTC Sponsors:

For information about last year's National Strip-Tillage Conference Title Sponsors, visit our Sponsors page.

Continuing Education Credits:

Attendees of the 2015 conference were able to earn up to 10.5 CCA CEU credits for attending the National Strip-Tillage Conference – 13.5 if they also attend the special Kevin Kimberley 3-hour special workshop the morning before the conference kicked off. The following states approved pesticide recertification credits: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (attendees to keep track), Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Things to Do/Dining

Download and print a visitors guide for downtown Bloomington-Normal for points of interest, things to do and a list of restaurants and places to dine.

Questions about the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

Contact Strip-Till Farmer
by phone at (866) 839-8455
or (262) 782-4480
by fax at (262) 786-5564;

by email at

or by mail at
P.O. Box 624
Brookfield, WI 53008-0624