A Conference produced by The South Dakota No Till Association


Place:  The Huron Event Center/Crossroads Hotel
Date:  January 31 and February 1, 2007

  No Till: The “C” Question


January 31, 2007


1:00 pm     Opening Remarks –Rick Bieber, President, SDNTA, Producer, Trail   

                    City SD

1:10 pm      Soil Variability, C Variability, Nutrient Variability

                   Jim Millar, Soil Scientist, NRCS, Redfield, SD


2:15 pm      Soil Testing Procedures for Biologically Based Systems

         Dr. Ray Ward, Ward Laboratories, Kearney, NE 


3:00 pm       Break and Trade Show


3:45 pm      The True Value of Carbon

        Dr. Jerry Hatfield, National Soil Tilth Research Laboratory, Ames, Iowa


4:45 pm       Science Behind The “C” Connection in No-Till 

         Dr. Don Reicosky, Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, Morris, MN


5:30 pm       The Mystery of C-Lock Unlocked

                    Dr. Pat Zimmerman, SD School of Mines, Rapid City SD


6:15 pm       Supper


7:30 pm                    Carbon Panel    

·        Dave Miller,  Farm Bureau

·        Paul Mayclin, Farmer, Plankinton, SD

·        Danny Forgey, Farmer, Gettysburg, SD

·        Doug Sombke, Farmers Union

·        Doug Luebke, Farmer/Lawyer


February 1, 2007


8:15 am        Grazing in Nature's Image: Principles for Integrating Livestock

                        Management into Cropping Systems

Kirk Gadzia, Owner, Resource Management Services, A private  training and consulting firm in New Mexico.


9:15 am         A Systems Approach to Extending the Grazing Season

Clayton Robins, Pasture Management Technician, AAFC, Brandon MB


10:00 am       Break and Tradeshow


10:30 am        Swath Grazing Annual Forages

  Trevor Atchinson, Producer from Pipestone, MB


11:15 am        Grazing Panel. Questions


12:00               Lunch and Exhibits



1:00 pm            Applications of Cover Crops in No-Till Soil Management,

    Dr. Shannon Osborne, USDA- ARS, Brookings, SD


1:30 pm           Cover Crop Panel 

·        Max Williams, Farmer, Brentford, SD

·        Dwayne Beck,  Mgr. DLRC, Pierre, SD

·        Jim Millar, Soil Scientist, NRCS-USDA

·        Dr. Shannon Osborne

·        Randy Rink, Farmer, Pender, NE


2:45 pm           Break and Tradeshow


3:15 pm            Wrap Up    Dr. Dwayne Beck, Dakota Lakes Research Center,

                            Pierre, SD


4:00 pm           Conference Adjourn



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