Northern Strip-Tillage Expo

Orthman PresentationAn Orthman Manufacturing Inc. representative
presents equipment

About 500 farmers, crop consultants, agricultural business people, and others attended the Northern Strip Tillage Expo on August 14, 2007 at the Jerry Nordick Farm near Fergus Falls, MN. Field demonstrations of strip tillage equipment were carried out by representatives of twelve manufacturers, the largest-ever strip tillage demonstration. The noon farmer panel of three experienced strip-till farmers from North Dakota provided their experiences and answered questions from the audience. The Expo was hosted by Extension of the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University

Schedule of Events

9:00 - 11:00

Field Demonstrations

11:00 - 12:00

Education Sessions

Session 1: Strip Til Dos and Don'ts
Session 2: Fertilizing in a Strip Til System
Session 3: Weed Management for Strip Til Systems
Session 4: Green Payments for Reduced Tillage

12:00 - 1:00Farmer Panel
1:00 - 3:00Repeat of Morning Educational Sessions
3:00 - 4:00Repeat of Field Demonstrations

Field Demonstrations

Side-by-side field demonstrations of the latest strip-tillage and auto-steer equipment. Discussions with manufacturing representatives and other farmers.


Strip Til: Tillage for Today and Tomorrow
Jodi DeJong-Hughes
U of M Regional Extension Educator, Marshall

Carbon Credits -Marketing a New Crop from Your Farm or Ranch
Dale Enerson Director, NFU Carbon Credit Program

Weed & Crop Emergence & Management in Strip Tillage
Frank Forcella, Don Reicosky, & Kurt Spokas
USDA –Agricultural Research Service, Morris, MN

Fertilizer for Strip-Till
Dr. Dave Franzen
NDSU, Fargo