Ag education provider and manufacturer Exapta will once again hold its No-Till Seeding School, set this year for August 9 at the Jason Stansbury farm near Lorraine, Kansas. Attendees can choose from either a morning or an afternoon session, starting at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.
The school builds on Exapta’s DVD, No-Till Seeding Explained. The live event will provide in-field training and an opportunity to ask questions about the finer points of no-till seeding.
Matt Hagny, Exapta’s founder and president, will be the main presenter, with additional commentary by no-till farmers who follow principals laid out in the program and who are consistently successful with no-till stand establishment.
Hagny, an authority on no-till seeding, has taken a forensic-type approach to determine what helps and hurts stand establishment with this planting system. During the schools, he distills his findings into to the most important take-home points.
“This is an opportunity to brush up on your knowledge before buying adjustments and upgrades for your planters and drills,” Hagny says. “For several reasons that we cover in the school, seed placement in no-till is fundamentally different from tilled systems, but vigorous stands in no-till are more attainable than you might think. You can achieve consistent stands every year in every field.”
Glenn Bauer, a Regan, North Dakota, farmer, attended a previous school and said it was “well worthwhile, very informational. I could actually see what I was supposed to be doing, rather than just hearing someone talk about it. The planter demonstration was impressive as to the differences in what we’re doing with the operation of each component. Time well spent.”
Enrollment is limited for each session. Tuition is $85.
To enroll or for more information, call 785-820-8000. Payment is by credit. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be provided after the morning session and dinner will be provided after the afternoon session.