No-Till on the Plains is returning to in-person events
BERRYTON -- No-Till on the Plains is returning to in-person events this summer, celebrating the organization's 25th anniversary of their annual Winter Conference.
Three events are planned. The first event will take place on June 23 in northern Oklahoma and will feature a field tour and discussion on soil health.
"Networking, finding peers and learning from the other producers that attend is something everyone will benefit from," said Steve Swaffar, the executive director of No-Till on the Plains.
The June event will take place from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Goodson Ranch near Blackwell, Oklahoma. The historic Goodson ranch is operated by Tom Cannon and his family. Cannon is a fourth-generation farmer.
The Cannons are 100% no-till and practice regenerative agriculture. They grow wheat, milo, corn, oats, barley, soybeans and raise cattle.
“Tom and his family have been leading examples of making soil health practices work in Oklahoma and Kansas,” Jimmy Emmons, No-Till on the Plains vice-president, said in a release. “We can see Tom’s influence across north-central Oklahoma by the number of acres that have increased the diversity of crops and the reduced number of acres in a full tillage system.”
Attendees will see several of the fields farmed by the Cannons and a presentation on the economics of soil health. A dinner and social is optional.
"It is important to see how different the soils are compared to conventional tillage soils, see how cover crops can provide weed control and see how animals graze preferentially when offered multiple types of forage," Swaffar said.
Registration and information for the event are available on the No-Till on the Plains website or call (785) 210-4549 for registration information. Pre-registration online is required. The cost for the event is $25, and the optional dinner is an additional $15. Pre-registration online is required.