July 30, 2019 to August 1, 2019

Location

Starting in Lubbock, Texas

Join No-till on the Plains and our experts for this 3 day tour of farms in the Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas area. Participants will see how soil health practices used in a robust crop rotation can work for even the driest regions. Our tour stops will feature long-term no-till fields growing cotton, corn, sorghum, cowpeas, sunflower and more. Participants will also see effective weed suppression, moisture conservation and livestock integration using single and multi-species cover crops. 

Meals and 2 nights accomodations are provided in your registration costs. Single and double occupancy rates are available. 

Farm stops include R.N. Hopper from Petersburg, TX; Steve Olson from Plainview, TX; Kelly Kettner from Muleshoe, TX and Michael Carlson from Hereford, TX. Each of these producers is implementing a soil health system on their farms, but in a uniquie fashion specific to their soils and local conditions. 

SCHEDULE

July 30

Leave Lubbock, Texas 8:30 AM on bus. Tour of Olson and Hopper farms. Return to Lubbock that night.

July 31

Leave Lubbock, Texas 8:30 AM on bus. Tour Carlson and Kettner farms. Return to Lubbock that night

Aug 1

Local grazing systems tour, sites still being determined. 

 

Single day registration $125

Single room occupancy all three days $325

Double room occupancy $250 (share hotel room with someone else)

 

Learn more about R.N. Hopper HERE 

Learn more about Kelly Kettner HERE

Learn more about Steve Olson HERE

 

THIS TOUR IS GENEROUSLY BEING SPONSORED BY THE GENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION.