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Nearly 40 cutting-edge, money-making sessions over 2 days, delivering insightful learning and unlimited networking with the best of the strip-till community.

Top Experts. Worldwide Experience. SPEAKERS FOR THE 2016 CONFERENCE.

  • Ray Archuletta

    ray Archuleta

    NRCS Conservation Agronomist


  • Dorivar Ruiz Diaz

    Dorivar Ruiz Diaz

    Associate Professor Soil Fertility and Management

    Kansas State University

  • Trent Sanderson

    Trent Sanderson

    Sanderson Ag

    Clare, Ill.

  • Tim Smith

    Tim Smith

    Strip-Till Farmer

    Eagle Grove, Iowa

ATTENDEES OF THE 2016 CONFERENCE WILL PICK UP Valuable tips, ideas and techniques from:

  • Donn Branton, Strip-Tiller, LeRoy, N.Y.
    Will share results of on-farm nutrient management experimentation and detail his strategies for improving yields and soil health with a conservation-minded fertility program.
  • Dustin Mulock, Strip-Tiller, Woodville, Ont.
    To detail the development and results of his bio strip-till system, to include fertilizer application equipment modifications and experimentation with more than a dozen different cover crop species.
  • Dr. Jerry Hatfield, ARS Supervisory Plant Physiologist, Ames, Iowa
    Will discuss recent research that looks at the correlation between early season nutrient applications on plant health in strip-tilled corn and its impact on yields.
  • Steve Olson, Strip-Tiller, Plainview, Texas
    Will share his experience and advice for making every drop of moisture count in a strip-till system and how he’s designed a sustainable fertility program to accommodate his dry conditions.
  • Brian Watkins, Strip-Tiller, Kenton, Ohio
    To discuss the payback of utilizing remote sensing tools to improve fertilizer application methods, along with the addition of an air seeder cart for dry fertilizer application in strip-till.
  • John Nowatzki, Agricultural Machine Systems Specialist, North Dakota State University
    Will share his experience and advice on current use of UAVs in strip-till, along with a look at future applications and opportunities with the technology.


Hours of Very Valuable Peer-to-Peer Networking Opportunities


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Plus: Gain continuing education credits

Co-sponsored by these leading strip-till suppliers:

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5 Farmers Win Free Registration to 2016 Strip-Tillage Conference

Five attendees of the 2nd annual National Strip-Tillage Conference have won free registration ($249 value) to attend the 3rd annual event to be held in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., Aug. 3-4, 2016. The winners include:

> Adam Souder, New Carlisle, Ind., from drawing of all paid registered attendees

> Burdette Piening, Lincoln, Neb., and Brent Willin, Seaford, Del., from a drawing of attendees who filled out the two daily surveys

> Dewayne Keiper, Lennox, S.D., and Tryston Beyrer, Savoy, Ill., from a drawing of the event’s roundtable moderators

In addition, Grant Lewis of Delavan, Ill., won a drawing sponsored by ANP Inc. for a free farm visit and soil health analysis from Mike Petersen, ANP’s lead agronomist and a respected soil scientist and strip-till advocate.

2016 conference information

August 3-4, 2016  •  Bloomington-Normal, IL



Register online for just $249. Additional farm or family members register for just $229. To register offline, please download the 2016 Registration form

Hotel Reservations:

The room block at the host Marriott — Bloomington-Normal — Hotel & Conference Center is SOLD OUT.

Rooms are available at the hotel located directly across the street from the host Marriott Hotel.

Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal
200 Broadway Avenue
Normal, Illinois, 61761

A standard room for 2 people is $129 per night – additional people +$10 each. If you sign up for their Gold Passport rewards program, rooms are just $110 per night (additional people +$10 each).

You can make reservations online or by calling (309) 454-9288.

View the 2016 Program:

If you would like to view the speaker program for the 3rd annual National Strip-Tillage Conference, it is available for download. Check out the 2016 program to see the quality of speakers you can expect during this 2-day educational event.

NSTC Sponsors:

For information about last year's National Strip-Tillage Conference Title Sponsors, visit our Sponsors page.

Continuing Education Credits:

The Certified Crop Advisor program has given approval to 19.5 CEUs for the 3rd annual National Strip-Tillage Conference. Attendees can earn up to 7.5 credits (10.5 if they attend the Members-Only Workshop with Ray Archuleta) through the event’s general sessions and classroom topics. Credits have been approved in the areas of Nutrient Management, Soil & Water Management and Crop Management. CCAs may sign up to earn credits on site at the host Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Click here to learn more about earning CCA credits at the 2016 NSTC, as well as a session breakdown of how credits can be earned.

Things to Do/Dining

Download and print a visitors guide for downtown Bloomington-Normal for points of interest, things to do and a list of restaurants and places to dine.

Questions about the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

Contact Strip-Till Farmer
by phone at (866) 839-8455
or (262) 782-4480
by fax at (262) 786-5564;

by email at

or by mail at
P.O. Box 624
Brookfield, WI 53008-0624