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Iowa City To Host 2015 Strip-Till Event


The Marriott Hotel at Coralville, Iowa, along Interstate 80 outside Iowa City, Iowa, will be the host site for the 2nd annual National Strip-Tillage Conference. The educationally focused event will be held on Wednesday, August 5, and Thursday, August 6.

A special Early Bird registration rate will be made available shortly for attendees of the inaugural conference this past July in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Official attendance for the first-ever strip-till-focused meeting was 416.

Meanwhile, a block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a special rate of $110 per night. Room reservations can be made by calling 800-228-9290 or 319-688-4000. Please mention the National Strip-Tillage Conference to get the special low rate. You can also make hotel reservations online.

Strip-tillers took advantage of 32 hours of learning opportunities over the course of 2 days through general sessions, classrooms, face-to-face roundtables and hallway conversations and networking during breaks and meals.

Some of the speakers in attendance included world-renowned soil biologist Jill Clapperton, Purdue University strip-till expert Tony Vyn, precision tools expert Steve Cubbage of Record Harvest and numerous other university experts, consultants and strip-tillers.

Strip-Till Jill Clapperton Workshop
A group of 60 strip-tillers participated in a special workshop with soil biologist Jill Clapperton where they examined the life amongst root exudates and from soil in composts.

"We couldn't have asked for a better response for the start of a new event, and we're extremely grateful to all the strip-tillers who attended and the speakers who shared their experiences," says Jack Zemlicka, editor of Strip-Till Strategies e-newsletter and technology editor at Lessiter Publications, the organizers and developers of the event. "It certainly demonstrated that there is a thirst among strip-tillers to learn more about the practice, and it gives us encouragement to plan next year's event.

For more information about the National Strip-Tillage Conference or other farmer-focused events and publications offered by Lessiter Publications, contact Darrell Bruggink, executive editor and publisher, at (800) 645-8455, x420 or

2014 NSTC Cedar Rapids Title Sponsors!

Dawn Equipment   *   Environmental Tillage Systems   *
Ingersoll   *   Kuhn Krause   *   Montag   *   Orthman   *
Raven Industries   *   Thurston (Blu-Jet)   *   Yetter

EVENT REGISTRATION. Online registration for the 2nd annual event will be available shortly.

EVENT PROGRAM. The 2014 speaker program is available for viewing so you can see the quality of speakers.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS. The Marriott Hotel at Coralville, Iowa, is the host hotel for the 2nd annual conference. Room reservations can be made by calling 800-228-9290 or 319-688-4000. Please mention the National Strip-Tillage Conference to get the special low rate of $110. You can also make hotel reservations online.

NSTC TITLE SPONSORS. For information about the 2014 class of National Strip-Tillage Conference Title Sponsors in Cedar Rapids, click here.

CROP ADVISOR CREDITS. We received 20.5 CEU credits through the Certified Crop Advisor program and pesticide recertification credits from 20 states for the 2014 event.

If you have questions about the National Strip-Tillage Conference, please contact No-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.

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