Huge lineup slated for No-Till Conference

    The 31st Annual High Plains No-Till Conference will feature more than 50 educational sessions focused on profitability, new ideas and current issues facing farming operations across the High Plains. The event is scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 5-6, at the Community and Education Center in Burlington.
    The two-day event will include more than 25 speakers from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, New Mexico and Texas covering a variety of topics specific to the High Plains region.
    Keynote speaker Colin Seis will present “Profitable Regenerative Agriculture.”
    Seis is the owner of Winona, a 2,000-acre property in South Eastern Australia that runs merino sheep and produces oats, wheat and cereal rye using the “pasture cropping” method developed by Seis over 25 years ago. Pasture cropping is a form of perennial cover cropping where annual crops are zero-till sown directly into perennial grassland.
    Seis has been awarded several conservation and environmental awards and was suggested by the Melbourne Weekly Times as one of the top six most influential farmers of the world.
     The second keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Moore-Kucera, who will speak on how to utilize biological hot spots in the field.
    Having served as the west region team leader with the soil health division in the U.S. Department of Ag Natural Resources Conservation Service, Moore-Kucera has overseen the development and implementation of science-based, effective and economically viable soil health management systems in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands.
    She believes that viewing soils as a biologically diverse and active ecosystem is key to creating sustainable farms, ranches and forests.

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