National Strip-Tillage Conference Attendee FAQ

What is the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

Since 2013 the National Strip-Tillage Conference has been the leading strip-till education and networking event for farmers across the U.S. and Canada. Hosted by Strip-Till Farmer and co-sponsored by several industry leaders, the conference changes themes annually and brings the best minds in strip-till farming together to discuss strategies, challenges and successes. With nearly 40 targeted sessions to give you the latest strip-till research, ideas and tools, the Conference offers dozens of money and time saving strip-tilling strategies.

Who should attend the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

Farmers who:

  • Currently use strip-tillage practices on their farms;
  • Are transitioning to using strip-tillage practices on their farms;
  • Want to learn more about strip-tillage tools, techniques, challenges and successes.

When and where will the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference be?

The 5th annual conference will be held July 26-27, 2018, at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

Why should I attend the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

No other event gives you a 2-day learning opportunity featuring more than 40 cutting-edge, money-making sessions, highly practical strip-till ideas and plenty of opportunities to compare successes and challenges with other farmers and leading strip-till expert. See for yourself why 95.2% of past attendees recommend the National Strip-Tillage Conference.*

You can even use our ROI calculator to determine the real costs and benefits to your strip-till operation.

*Based on 2014-2017 NSTC Attendee Surveys.

How do I register for the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

There are five easy ways to register to attend both days of the National Strip-Tillage Conference:

  • Online

Register online at our secure website.

  • Mail

Download a registration form and mail it to:

National Strip-Tillage Conference

P.O. Box 624

Brookfield, WI 53008-0624

  • Fax

Download a registration form and fax it to (262) 786-5564.

  • Phone

Call toll-free from within the U.S. and Canada at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388. Please be sure to have your credit card handy.

  • On Site

Sign up by visiting our registration booth during the National Strip-Tillage Conference.

What are the details on the post-conference “Getting to the Root of Your Strip-Till Soil Health” workshop with Mike Petersen?

Expert soil scientist Mike Petersen dug his first soil pit 35 years ago. More than 1,500 digs later, he has determined that strip-till and accurate nutrient applications can achieve 300-bushel corn more efficiently and affordably than conventional tillage. Prepare to get your hands dirty during this special 3-hour workshop following the conclusion of the conference on Friday, July 27, where Petersen will take a select group into the field for in-depth analysis, tips and proven techniques for improving soil health and root structure. 

This workshop, limited to 50 attendees, costs an additional $75 to attend. It is available only to paid registered conference attendees. Sign up for this workshop by returning the registration form on page 8 of the conference program, or choose the workshop registration option when you sign up for the conference online.

How can I obtain a letter of invitation to the Conference (for international attendees seeking travel visas)?

The National Strip-Tillage Conference welcomes attendees from around the world to experience 2 days of learning and networking with the best minds in strip-till farming. Please email us or call (262) 432-0388 to speak with a customer service representative and make arrangements for a letter to be sent.

Do I have to subscribe to Strip-Till Farmer to attend the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

No, we do not require attendees to subscribe to Strip-Till Farmer.

What sponsorship opportunities are available for the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

We offer many opportunities for companies to be involved with our annual conference. If you are interested at the sponsorship level, please email or call Michael Ellis at ( )   -  to learn more.

What all is included with my Conference registration?

Your 2-day registration includes access to all educational and networking sessions that will occur during the conference. As part of your registration you will also receive $190.70 of valuable no-till reports and guides, including:

  • A 1-year subscription to Strip-Till Farmer
  Bonus Value: $49.95
  • An official National Strip-Tillage Conference hat
  Bonus Value: $15.95
  • Video recordings of general sessions and keynote presentations
  Bonus Value: $79.95
  • Leading no-till farming reports and guides
  Bonus Value: $44.85

And several other free bonuses that will be announced soon.

If I already subscribe to Strip-Till Farmer, do I still get the free 1-year subscription with my registration?

Yes, your free subscription will be added to your current subscription to extend your subscription term.

How do I make a hotel reservation for the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

Book your room at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center by calling (319) 688-4000 or (800) 229-9290 (toll-free) to receive the discounted rate of $109 per night. You can also book your room online.

Where can I find parking at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center?

Parking is available on-site at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center for $1 per hour or $8 per day. For more information, please call the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center at (319) 688-4000 or (800) 229-9290 (toll-free).

Can I receive Certified Crop Adviser credits for attending the National Strip-Tillage Conference?

We are waiting on approval for Certified Crop Adviser credits for the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference. Please check back soon for more information.

The 2017 National Strip-Tillage Conference was approved for 20 Certified Crop Adviser credits in the areas of Nutrient Management, Soil & Water Management and Crop Management!

Attendees were able to earn a maximum of 11.5 CCA credits by attending the event (8.5 CCA credits by attending select general sessions and classrooms, and an additional 3 credits for attending the members-only Cover Crop Workshop with Steve Groff).

Can I register for next year's National Strip-Tillage Conference while attending this year's event?

Absolutely! You can register onsite and take advantage of the special Super Early Bird Rate and save $25 on your 2019 Summit registration. Please visit the registration area Thursday, July 26 through Friday, July 27, at the Marriott Coralville Hotel & Conference Center.

Who is speaking and when?

The 2018 Speaker Program is currently being developed. In the meantime, download the 2017 conference program to get an idea of the quality of topics and speakers and the agenda format for the 2018 Conference. View the 2018 Conference program now.

Are notepads and pens provided for taking notes during sessions?

There is a note section in your National Strip-Tillage Conference program to record all of the valuable information that you will glean from these 4 days of no-till education and networking.

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