JANUARY 12-13, 2016 – Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA

Registration is now open for the 2016 PNW Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference. The conference will be January 12-13, 2016, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA. The 2-day event features something for everyone with a trade show, general and breakout sessions, and research poster sessions. 

This premier cropping systems conference focuses on production strategies to improve soil productivity and bottom line by learning from industry experts, researchers, and innovative producers.
The conference will have six different tracks focusing on Crop Rotation/Cover Crops, Soil Health/Nutrient and Pest Management, Technology and Precision Ag, Direct Seed 101, Ag Business and Irrigated Topics, along with multiple Keynote and General Sessions.

One keynote speaker, Gabe Brown, a North Dakota dry-land farmer will share strategies of how no-till farming, cover crops, and diverse crop rotations has improved his soil health (soil organic matter has increased from 1.7 to over 5), improved water infiltration from .5 inch/hour to 8 inches/hour, and greatly reduced the use and cost of synthetic fertilizers, all while exceeding yield averages year over year.

Other Notable speakers include: - Drew Killian, Senior Vice President – Insurance, Northwest Farm Credit presenting on Whole Farm Insurance and - Andy McGuire, Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist, WSU Extension, Grant and Adams Counties presenting on benefits and challenges of mimicking nature in production agriculture. 

Sponsor opportunities and exhibit space are still available by contacting Shane Johnson 509-585-5460, agmgt(at)

Conference program to date and registration information can be found below:



Conference Lodging Partners and Terms:

SpringHill Suites-Marriott (attached to Convention Center)

7048 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336


Group Code:  DSCC

Room Rate: $124

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 14, 2015 


Hilton Garden Inn

701 North Young Street, Kennewick, WA 99336


Group Code:  348007

Room Rate:  $119

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 14, 2015


Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center

1101 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336


(509) 783-0611

Room Rate:  $94

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 11, 2015


Red Lion Kennewick Inn & Suites

602 N Young Street, Kennewick, WA 99336


Room Rate:  $94

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 11, 2015


Quality Inn 

7901 W. Quinault Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336


Please mention “Cropping Systems Conference” for the discounted rate if calling Hotel directly. 

Online Booking:  Code: LCSC Rate

Room Rate: $84 

Room Rate Cut-Off Date: December 28th, 2015 

Register for the conference

Early Bird registration for the 2016 conference is open!  Discounted Early Bird Pricing is available until December 31, 2015.  You can register by completing the form below and paying online or complete and mail the printable registration form.

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