BROOKFIELD, Wis. — The organizers of the largest farmer-attended strip-tillage conference in the nation have announced 12 companies joining on as title partners for the 2019 National Strip-Tillage Conference in Peoria, Ill., on August 1-2.

AgroLiquidCopperhead Ag, Dawn Equipment Co., Environmental Tillage Systems, Ingersoll, Kuhn Krause, Montag Mfg., Schlagel Mfg., Topcon Agriculture, Vulcan Equipment and Yetter Mfg. Co. will return as title sponsors, with Orthman joining for 2019. All 12 companies will exhibit during the 2-day educational event.

NSTC18 General Session Crowd

Attendees at the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference in Iowa City, Iowa.

“We’re very excited to have the support of our title sponsors for our 6th annual event. These companies are dedicated to supporting the strip-tillage practice and our attendees' educational interests,” says Jack Zemlicka, managing editor of Strip-Till Farmer. “We wouldn’t be able to deliver an event of this caliber without the continued support of these businesses.”

The first five conferences, held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2014), Iowa City, Iowa (2015), Bloomington, Ill. (2016), Omaha, Neb. (2017) and Iowa City, Iowa (2018), attracted hundreds of national and international attendees. The 2018 conference alone connected 362 attendees from more than 24 states and 3 countries during 2-days of educational sessions and networking opportunities.

A full conference program will be released soon, but initial speakers identified for the 2019 conference include:

  • Frank Gibbs, Wetland and Soil Consulting Services
  • Jeff Mitchell, Cropping Systems Specialist, University of California
  • Ray Asebedo, former assistant professor of precision agriculture at Kansas State University
  • Mike Shuter, strip-till farmer, Frankton, Ind.

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Early Bird Registration is open for the 2019 event through May 31, 2019, at $274 per person and $254 for additional farm or family members. Included with each conference registration is a free “Strip-Till Bonuses” package consisting of valuable reference materials. Registration also includes 3 meals, as well as refreshments during the 2-day event. Registration can be made online or by calling (262) 432-0388.

More details of the conference can be found at For more information or questions about the National Strip-Tillage Conference, contact Jack Zemlicka at (262) 777-2441 or

The host Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center is holding a block of rooms for the conference through July 7, 2019, at a discounted nightly room rate of $142. Reservations can be made online or by calling (309) 694-0200.