KIT CARSON, Colo. – Jan. 14, 2022. The 34th Annual High Plains No-Till Conference scheduled for Feb. 1-2 in Burlington, Colorado, will feature more than 25 unique breakout sessions geared toward improving soil health, reducing input costs, and increasing farm profitability. The two-day event will also highlight more than 50 local and regional trade show vendors and multiple outdoor equipment displays.

Among the presenters at the conference will be several producers from the High Plains region with first-hand experience implementing soil health management techniques on their operations. Brad Wingfield of Idalia, Colorado, will discuss his experience with relay cropping, while Curtis Sayles, Tyler Most, and Lucinda Stuenkel will all contribute to a panel discussion on reducing fertilizer inputs in eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and Nebraska.

Several graduates of the Ranching for Profit School, including Mike Livingston of Burlington, Colorado, and Dennis Walters of Bethune, Colorado, will also participate on a profitability discussion panel the second day of the conference.

Additional topics addressed in breakout sessions will include grazing livestock on cover crops, fertilizer efficiency and placement strategies, composting, diversifying crop rotations, increasing soil biology, commodity markets, and weather trends for 2022. A complete schedule and list of sessions is available on the Colorado Conservation Tillage Association website at http://www.highplainsnotill.com.

“Producers in the High Plains are well aware that there are many challenges to be faced in the coming year,” said Joni Mitchek, the CCTA Coordinator. “The breakout sessions lined up for this year’s conference are designed to help producers identify areas of opportunity in light of those challenges.”

Registration for the High Plains No-Till Conference is available on the CCTA website through Jan. 28, and walk-ins are also welcome. The $180 registration fee includes access to all educational sessions, lunches, snacks, trade show exhibits, and the Beer & Bull Social on Feb. 1.