Winter No-Till Conference requires pre-registration for January 2021 event

Julie Davis
Nebraska City News-Press

Registration is now open for the 25th annual No-till on the Plains Winter Conference. Online registration is open for growers, industry partners and soil health enthusiasts to attend the soil health educational event.

The event has been reformatted to comply with local health guidelines, but will take place in person. Botanica Wichita will host the event on Jan. 26, 2021.  This annual event offers great networking opportunities for attendees, and Wichita offers ample entertainment and dining options. Registration is available at

In its 25th year, the Conference continues to offer international, national and state experts focused on improved soil health systems for increased farm profit. The 2021 Winter Conference features a line-up of farmers, soil health researchers and conservation professionals aiming to share their expertise and knowledge with attendees.

To accommodate the local requirements, a limit of 200 registrations are available for the in-person event. The Winter Conference registration price is $150, spouse and student rates are available. Walk-ins registrations will not be allowed. Registration will be available until capacity is reached. If local circumstances prevent the in-person event from being held, the Conference will move to an all virtual format.

This year’s speaker lineup features physician, author Darin Qualman. Darin is the author of Civilization Critical. The book focuses on civilizations, energy, food, and material flows. Civilization Critical looks at the big picture and the long term. It tackles the big questions and big ideas of history and the modern world: how food systems work, the spread of railways, the rise of industry, the dawn of the consumer age, the transformative effects of the steam engine, and how we wrest fuels from the Earth.

Returning this year is John Kempf, one of the most requested speakers from the last 5 years. John will focus on nutrient dynamics, providing insight into how to reduce fertilizer input costs through soil and plant health. Regenerative agriculture producer Chris Teachout from Shenandoah Iowa rounds out the speaker lineup. Long-time soil health advocate and director at the Dakota Lakes Research farm, Dr. Dwayne Beck, will also be speaking as a moderator and panelist.

Sponsors for the 2020 Winter Conference are: Green Cover Seed, Exapta Solutions, and AgBiTech.

Visit or call (785) 210-4549 for registration information. Pre-registration online is required.