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January 10-11, 2017 - Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA

Cropping Systems Program 10.26.16.pdf2017 PNW DIRECT SEED CROPPING SYSTEMS CONFERENCE
JANUARY 10-11, 2017 – Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA

Click here to see the exciting program planned (subject to minor changes)

Conference Highlights:

Our conference theme this year is "Educating Farmers and Connecting Communities" which has guided our conference committee .  We are proud to announce welcoming keynote speaker Cherilyn Nagel, Saskatchewan Farmer and Ag Advocate who will tell her story about the importance of educating communities on farming in the 21st century.  We have Dave Brandt a no-till, cover crop, livestock producer from Ohio to inspire us like Gabe Brown did last year, on the potential of a diversified operation.  We have renowned soil scientist Elaine Ingham presenting on how to build healthy soil and thought provoking idea of perennial cover crops replacing no-till fallow.  Also Curt Livesay on high-yield production strategies; and Andrew Ross helping us understand gluten, falling numbers, and the impact to markets.  We have a full track how to's and benefits of integrating livestock back into the farm.  Plus, tons of opportunities to network and learn from other direct seeders, industry experts, and researchers. 

If you are thinking about transitioning to direct seed or are a seasoned direct seeder, I guarantee you will find this conference valuable. 

Other Reasons to Attend:
  • Equipment for Sale Board:  Any conference attendee can post their equipment for sale flyer on this board, reaching the perfect demographic of potential buyers. 
  • Research Posters:  Learn about the latest research happening throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and collaborate with researchers on research topics and priorities needed for direct seeders.
  • Trade Show: Learn about the latest equipment, products and services available in the market!
  • Network and learn from other direct seed producers. 




Thank you again to last year's Sponsors and Exhibitors!!  To sign up for the 2017 Cropping Systems Conference, please click to open the registration form:  2017 Exhibitor and Sponsorship Form.  

Visit with the exhibitor's to learn about the latest products, services, and technology available!   Don't miss this opportunity to promote your business to innovative, decision-making producers and network and collaborate with researchers and other leading agribusinesses.

2017 Conference Exhibitors to Date


Bayer CropScience

Evergreen Implement 

Farmer's Business Network

Intelligent Agriculture Solutions

Kile Machine and Manufacturing

Midwest Laboratories

Next Instruments

Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association


Shelbourn Reynolds

SS Equipment

SureFire Ag Systems


SpringHill Suites Kennewick Tri-Cities  - Attached to the Three Rivers Convention Center

Book by 12/12/16 for the discounted rate of $119.00 per night 
Click here to book online or call 509-820-3026


Hilton Garden Inn - Across the street from the Three Rivers Convention Center

Book by 12/11/16 for the discounted rate of $119.00 per night  - Call 509-735-4600 - Group Code:  Seed17


Quality Inn - 7901 W. Quinault Avenue, Kennewick

Reserve your room by calling 509-735-6100.  Tell them you are attending the “Cropping Systems Conference” to receive the discounted room rate of $84.00.  Reservations must be made by 12/30/16

Register for the conference

Early Bird registration for the 2017 conference is open!  Discounted Early Bird Pricing is available until December 16, 2016.  You can register by completing the form below and paying online or complete and mail the printable registration form.

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