The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Conservation has announced the availability of funds to provide registration scholarships for first time attendees to participate in the No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference January 29th & 30th, 2019 in Wichita KS.

The Conference includes a beginner’s soil health workshop on Feb. 28 that is aimed at producers looking to make the transition to no-till practices. Attendees will learn about the basic concepts of no-till and the transition hurdles their farm will experience. The speakers for this event are experience producers and professionals that can help attendees understand fundamental practices and thinking needed to reduce tillage, break weed and pest cycles, increase water infiltration and improve their soils.

Each year No-till on the Plains presents educational events including the world-renowned Winter Conference, and Agriculture’s Innovative Minds (AIM) Symposium in Kansas, allowing attendees to get practical and relevant production and management information from fellow producers and predominant scientists, all of whom are setting the reference standard in no-tillage systems.

First time attendees should contact the Franklin County Conservation District by close of business Dec. 27 to apply for scholarship funds. Call 785-241-7201 or stop by the office at the USDA Service Center at 343 West 23rd Street.

Additional scholarships are available exclusively to women working in agriculture and to people of color working in agriculture; these are provided through notill.org, not the Conservation District.

To learn more about the No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference and see a complete conference agenda visit notill.org