BROOKFIELD, Wis., Dec. 2, 2015 — The organizers of the largest farmer-attended strip-tillage conference in the nation announce 12 companies have joined on as partners for the 3rd annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., on Aug. 3-4, 2016.

Dawn Equipment Co., Environmental Tillage Systems, Ingersoll, Montag Mfg., Orthman Mfg., Thurston Mfg. Co., Yetter Mfg. Co., Kuhn Krause, Copperhead Ag and PureGrade from The Andersons will return as title sponsors, with Vulcan Equipment and Calmer Corn Heads joining for 2016. All 12 companies will exhibit during the two-day educational event. 

“We’re honored to have these leading ag companies support this strip-till-focused event and help bring a quality learning experience to farmers wanting to know more about strip-till or improve their strip-till practices,” says Darrell Bruggink, executive editor and publisher at Lessiter Media. “Our goal is to provide growers with 2 intense days of peer-to-peer strip-till learning that gives them tried-and-proven practices to take back to their farm and put to good use. The support of these 12 companies will help us accomplish that.” 

The first two conferences, held in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa, attracted an average of 400 attendees, with the 2015 conference hosting seven general session speakers, 14 classrooms and 30 roundtables. The 2016 speaker program will be announced in the spring and included in the Spring Buyers Directory issue of No-Till Farmer’s Conservation Tillage Guide.

Registration is now open for the 2016 event at $224 per person and $204 for additional farm or family members. As part of the registration price, growers will receive a 1-year subscription to No-Till Farmer (a $44.95 value) and more valuable special reports, as well as dinner and breakfast tickets. More details of the conference can be found at and

The host Marriott Bloomington-Normal & Conference Center is holding a block of rooms for the conference at a special rate of $110 per night. You can make reservations by calling (888) 236-2427. Make sure you mention the National Strip-Tillage Conference to get the special rate. 

For more information about the National Strip-Tillage Conference or other farmer-focused events and publications offered by Lessiter Media, contact Bruggink at (262) 777-2420 or