Brookfield, Wis. — Lessiter Media and Strip-Till Farmer have announced the themes for 20 peer-to-peer strip-till roundtable discussions that will be held concurrently during two sessions at the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference, July 26-27 in Iowa City, Iowa.

The informal and interactive roundtables are designed to provide actionable strip-till ideas and answers to attendees’ specific questions via an array of moderated yet informal discussions.

The first set of roundtable discussions will be held simultaneously during Thursday’s program and focus on 10 themes critical to today’s strip-till farmer:

  1. Mixing it Up: What are the Best Cover Crop Combinations?
  2. Better Advice for Strip-Tilling Soybeans
  3. Smarter Spraying: Advice on Cutting Application Costs
  4. Breaking Down Top Corn-On-Corn Residue Management Tips
  5. Banding vs. Broadcast: Analyzing the Benefits & Barriers
  6. Managing Moisture: How to Make Every Drop Count
  7. A Strip-Tiller’s Checklist for Machinery Maintenance
  8. For Fall Strip-Tillers Only
  9. Stretching Your Fertilizer Dollar with Split Applications
  10. What is the Secret to Building the Ideal Berm?

A second set of 10 concurrent roundtable discussions will be held during a Thursday afternoon session, focusing on these topics:

  1. Applying Anhydrous: A Pro & Con Discussion
  2. Smarter Seeding: Planter Tips, Tricks & Techniques
  3. Strip-Tilling Beyond Corn & Soybeans
  4. Troubleshooting Technology: Solving Precision Pain Points
  5. For Spring Strip-Tillers Only
  6. Help Me Solve Critical Weed, Insect & Disease Problems
  7. Digging Into How to Increase Soil Organic Matter
  8. Strip Refreshing: The How, When & Why
  9. Managing Manure Application: Do’s & Don’ts
  10. What I Learned During My First Year Strip-Tilling

In addition to the roundtable discussions, the 2018 program will feature focused general sessions delivering an abundance of strip-tilling ideas and strategies, highly interactive strip-till classrooms providing practical, proven strategies in use by the industry’s leading strip-tillers, agronomists and researchers and intense networking opportunities that allow attendees to expand their knowledge network and establish connections that will benefit their strip-till operations for years to come.

To learn more about the roundtable sessions and other sessions that will be featured during this 2-day networking and idea-sharing conference, visit

A discounted registration rate of $244 is available through 5-30-18, offering a $25.00 discount off the full rate of $269. Registration can be made online or by calling (262) 432-0388 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The full lineup of Title and Partner Sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for strip-tillers include AgroLiquid, Copperhead Ag, Dawn Equipment Co., Environmental Tillage Systems, Ingersoll Tillage Group, Kuhn Krause, Montag Mfg., Schlagel Manufacturing, Thurston Mfg. (Blu-Jet), Topcon Agriculture, Vulcan Equipment, Yetter Mfg., Titan Machinery, Youngblut Ag, Agrium Advanced Tech, Orthman Manufacturing, AGROdeviate, Klosterman Ag, TilTek Precision and Midwest BioTech.