David Myerholtz

Farming in an area that drains directly into the Western Lake Eerie Basin, Gibsonburg, Ohio, strip-tiller David Myerholtz intensively manages nutrient application on his 1,500-acre corn, soybean and wheat operation.

With an emphasis on the 4Rs of nutrient management, he’s adapted cover crops, split nitrogen applications and variable-rate fertilizing into his strip-till system to reduce erosion and fertilizer runoff.

“Our goal is to be prepared and proactive when it comes to nutrient management practices,” Myerholtz says. “Strip-till fits into our philosophy of being good stewards of the land.”

During a classroom session on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the 2016 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Myerholtz will share his experience and evolution with developing a comprehensive fertility program based on the four cornerstones of nutrient management in strip-till.

The host Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Ill., will offer an ideal learning environment for attendees to absorb dozens upon dozens of actionable strip-till practices from fellow farmers, consultants, university specialists and other agricultural experts through general sessions, strip-till classrooms, roundtable discussions, hallway networking and a special members-only workshop.

Preliminary plans for the event include 7 general session speakers, 12 classrooms covering a range of strip-till topics, including cover cropping, precision farming practices and equipment modifications, and 20 roundtable discussions.

Stay tuned for more conference updates by visiting and we’ll see you in central Illinois!