For those of you who might be interested in the state of the art in
unsustainable (IMNSHO) farming practices . . .
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Holden)
Subject: Ag & Env. related conf.
Organization: Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1993 20:31:25 GMT
The Monsanto Agricultural Group felt that the following conference
(sponsered by Monsanto, the EPA, USDA/SCS, and others) would be of
interest to some members of this newsgroup. It is my understanding
that these conferences are open to any interested parties.
-- Larry Holden, email@example.com
CROP RESIDUE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES
TO BE IMPROVED, EXPANDED THIS WINTER
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 23 -- Farmers and dealers seeking the
economic and environmental benefits of the most significant
agricultural trend since mechanization will find answers to
their questions at the 1994 Crop Residue Management
Conferences & Trade Shows.
These upcoming conferences in seven U.S. cities will address
the needs of farmers wanting to adapt their operations to
high crop residue situations, as well as experienced
no-tillers looking for ways to improve production. The
1994 Crop Residue Management Conferences & Trade Shows will
feature non-commercial educational programs that cover a
variety of topics relevant to conservation tillage, ranging
from reduced tillage to no-till. A farmer-to-farmer format
will be featured, with informational sessions taught by
experienced farmers who are overcoming the economic and
environmental challenges of the 1990s. Other sessions will
be taught by leading agricultural experts from the Soil
Conservation Service (SCS), Extension Service and the
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC).
The sessions will cover different agronomic aspects of
farming with less or no tillage; economic benefits;
equipment selection and modification; erosion and water
quality issues; conservation compliance; weed and pest
population shifts; new technologies and other subjects.
"Last year's Crop Residue Management Conferences focused on
Midwest row crop production," says Bruno Alesii, manager of
conservation tillage systems for the Agricultural Group of
Monsanto Company, the conference sponsor. "This year, the
conferences have been expanded to include two conferences
each for small grains farmers in the Great Plains and
Southern producers of cotton, rice and soybeans, in
addition to three Midwest row crop conferences." According
to Alesii, last year's Crop Residue Management Conferences
attracted 4,000 of the Midwest's top farmers. "These
farmers felt that the conferences eased their fears about
making the transition to no-till," Alesii explains. "The
overwhelming majority indicated they would come back to
the conferences this year "These will be the most
comprehensive, in-depth conferences dealing with tillage
reduction practices that a farmer can attend in 1994,"
The Crop Residue Management Conference schedule for 1994
includes the following dates and cities: Columbus, Ga.,
Dec. 6-7, 1993; Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 4-5; Indianapolis,
Ind. Jan. 11-12; Rapid City, S.D., Jan. 18-19;
Springfield, Ill., Jan. 25-26; Denver, Colo., Feb. 1-2;
and Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 10-11.
In addition to Monsanto sponsorship, the conferences will be
cosponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
the CTIC, SCS and the National Association of Farm
Broadcasters (NAFB). Specific conferences are also being
co-sponsored by FARM JOURNAL, DELTA FARM PRESS, SOUTHEAST
FARM PRESS, and the HIGH PLAINS JOURNAL.
For registration information about the 1994 Crop
Residue Management Conferences &
Trade Shows, call 1-800-276-7270; or 317-824-7060.
For additional information, contact:
George Csolak, Monsanto, (314) 694-2916;
or David Vincent, S&P, (414) 789-O900 .