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“With weather like we have seen over the past few years, taking a fresh look at new or unfamiliar farming techniques might help you make it through the next year or even the next decade,” said Josh Lloyd, No-till on the Plains president. “Make sure you register today to attend one of two field days that feature innovative methods to approach farming in extreme conditions.”

Field days are set for Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 19-20 at the Ravenkamp Farm in Hugo and the Steve Tucker Farm in Grant, Neb., from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

Registration begins at the Lincoln County fairgrounds in Hugo at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 19. or at the Perkins County fairgrounds in Grant on Aug. 20.

Colorado Conservation Tillage Association and No-till on the Plains will be hosting both events. They want to help farmers in western Kansas, eastern Colorado and western Nebraska see new or different technology to help them refine their farm operations for long-term stability and profitability.

Register before Wednesday, Aug. 14 before the cost increases. Register online at www.highplainsnotill.com or call 719-740-0715.

Presenters include Odetee Menard, soil conservationist for the Ministry of Agriculture, Quebec, Canada, who will speak at the soil pit on each farm and will focus on building soil health and decreasing weather-related risk.

Paul Jasa, agriculture engineer from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, will demonstrate setting planters, drills and other equipment for their effectiveness in semi-arid farming. Bruce Bosley, Colorado State University Extension in Logan and Morgan counties, will cover integrated pest management.

For more information, visit www.highplainsnotill.com or www.notill.org.




Holyoke Enterprise August 8, 2013