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. 

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. 

Check out the link below for an overview of the topics he will cover.


Other areas of focus include: 

  • how to achieve healthier soil and it's benefits

  • managing pest, disease, and weed issues including wireworm, rattail fescue, and blackleg

  • regional cover crop results and strategies

  • implementing precision ag tools, prescription mapping to decrease costs and precisely place chemicals

  • update on unmanned aerial vehicle uses and ROI

  • variety updates for alternate crops and crop rotations including pulses and oilseeds

We are looking forward to another very productive show and hope that you will participate as a Sponsor and/or an Exhibitor at the 2016 Cropping Systems Conference presented by the PNDSA.   We have redesigned the layout of the trade show to maximaize exposure, better facilitate traffic by the attendees, as well as hosting different events within the exhibitor area throughout the show.  Below is the Sponsorship and Exhibitor information and map of the newly designed trade show for your reference.   

For questions contact Ag Association Management, the PNDSA's Event Management company at 509-585-5460 or shanej(at)




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:  $92

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 11, 2015


Red Lion Kennewick Inn & Suites

602 N Young Street

Kennewick, WA 99336


Room Rate:  $92

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 11, 2015

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