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NDSU and U of M Extension to hold Conservation Tillage Conference in December

by Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension Educator
University of Minnesota along with North Dakota State University Extension Service, is hosting the 2016 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 13-14 in Fargo, ND.

Family members from the Jorgensen Land & Cattle will be the keynote speakers. This fourth generation, 20,000 acre farm includes a diverse cattle, crop and hunting operation in south central South Dakota. They will discuss how and why soil health, livestock integration and sustainability are the driving forces in their operation.

The schedule includes an extensive variety of speakers, drawing on experienced growers, agronomists and academic experts. Whether a novice crop consultant or experienced in conservation tillage, participants will learn about nearly every aspect of improving soil health and productivity.

Topics include residue management, effective use of strip and vertical till, cover crops, extended grazing, soil biology, weed management and fertility in reduced-till system…