West Lafayette, Ind. (April 4, 2014) – There is still time to register at discounted prices for the 6th World Conference on Conservation Agriculture (WCCA).
The early registration deadline has been extended to May 1. Click here to register.
WCCA will take place June 22-25 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This conference promotes the sharing of knowledge about sustainable agriculture with the intent of catalyzing change in practices and policies throughout the world.
Each day of the event features one of the following keynote speakers:
– David Montgomery is the author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations. He sees no-till farming as “the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help us avoid the fate of previous civilizations.”
– Howard G. Buffett operates a 1,500-acre family farm in central Illinois and oversees three foundation-operated research farms comprised of 14,100 acres. Buffett has traveled to 130 countries and documented the challenges of preserving biodiversity and providing resources for the growing global population.
– Dwayne Beck manages the Dakota Lakes Research Farm, a unique cooperative arrangement between South Dakota State University and agricultural producers. Through the research farm’s programs, producers can profitably adopt conservation practices.
Optional tours extend the scope of the conference with a one-day tour in Canada and a 3.5-day tour in the United States. These tours showcase farms that have used agricultural conservation systems for 20 or more years.
To learn more about conservation agriculture and CTIC, visit ctic.org or call 765-494-9555.