The 9th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center in Iowa City from July 28-29, 2022. A focused 2-day program will cover myriad topics for profitable results in strip-till farming, including equipment set-ups, cover crops, intercropping, economic analyses, soil testing/analysis, fertilizing methods and more.

Courtesy of Zimmerman Manufacturing LLC, on Wednesday, July 27, attendees can join an exclusive pre-conference experience featuring a self-guided golf cart tour of the Kinze Manufacturing facility located just 30 minutes from the conference headquarters, getting a behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest privately-held ag equipment manufacturers in North America. The Kinze tour will be split into two groups that will rotate through the manufacturing facility and view a film about the company’s history in the Innovation Center. Lunch is included as part of the experience.

Kinze Tour

Attendees will also take part in a dynamic workshop led by soil health specialist and 2019 No-Till Innovator Jim Hoorman, "Boosting the Bottom Line with Mineral Nutrition & Humates." Hoorman will discuss the role of micronutrients and humates in the soil and their relationship to disease, insects and nutrient cycling. Hoorman will also address how using sugars and energized water can help increase nutrient and herbicide use efficiency and how paying attention to these often-overlooked components can boost the bottom line.

This tour, lunch and workshop package costs an additional $99 to attend is limited to just 48 attendees. To reserve your seats, register for the conference today and select the tour option during registration.

In this video, Strip-Till Farmer Technology Editor Michaela Paukner visits the Kinze facility to share an exclusive preview of the Kinze tour and workshop experience:

About the National Strip-Tillage Conference: Unique from other ag conferences is the mix of general sessions, classrooms and farmer-to farmer roundtables and facetime with suppliers — all designed for maximum networking and the practical transfer of experience and knowledge. The lineup includes:

  • General Sessions - covering an abundance of proven strip-tilling ideas and strategies. Among the national experts this year are Mike Petersen of Colorado, Jodi DeJong Hughes of Minnesota, John Kempf of Ohio, Chris Perkins of Indiana and David Bullock of Illinois.
  • Farmer-to-Farmer Roundtables - informal, moderated peer-to-peer discussions on specific strip-till topics. Attendees should come with 5 questions to get answered in this proven format for sharing what works and doesn't.
  • Classrooms - in-depth presentation-style sessions convey practical, actionable ideas from experienced strip-tillers on the most pressing needs.
  • Strip-Till Innovator of the Year - the 2022 recipient of the best-in-class program is announced and keys to their success as a benchmark-worthy strip-till operation.
  • Bonus Workshop at Kinze Manufacturing & Tour - in this first-ever offsite workshop, Kinze welcomes farmers for a behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest, privately held ag equipment manufacturers in North America. Following the plant tour and museum experience, a dynamic and intimate (48 attendees) luncheon workshop features renowned soil health specialist Jim Hoorman of Ohio.

Registration for the event is $399, and attendees who register their farm and family members receive $20 off in additional savings per attendee. For more information and to register for the conference, visit

Title sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for strip-tillers include AgroLiquidMartin-Till, Dawn Equipment Co.Environmental Tillage SystemsKuhn KrauseMontag Mfg.Orthman Mfg.Schlagel Mfg.Vulcan EquipmentESN by NutrienAgrisolutions, and Yetter Mfg. Co., The North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)Practical Farmers of Iowa and multi-store Case IH dealership J.J. Nichting are also providing support.