July 28, 2016


Leedey, Oklahoma

How healthy are your soils? See how continuous no-till production helps boost soil health and what it means for your bottom line. Get equipment setup tips, hear how to integrate livestock onto your no-till operation, view our soil pit and rainfall simulator, and learn from no-till experts.

Our partners for this event are Oklahoma State University, the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, and Texas A&M Agrilife. Our generous sponsors are Green Cover Seed, Farmers Business Network, CHS Cover Crop Seed Resources and Western Oklahoma Farm Credit. 

Cost $30 for non-members, $15 for members.

Printable Agenda


  • 8:00 AM Registration, Leedey Community Center, 100 N. Main

  • 8:30 Welcome

    • Jimmy Emmons, Host/Landowner
    • Steve Swaffar, No-till on the Plains

    • Field Plots
    • Long-term no-till fields
    • Pollinator field borders
    • Soil pit
  • 12:00 PM Lunch (provided), Leedey Community Center


  • Rainfall Simulator

    • Greg Scott, Professional Soil Scientist, Tyron, OKGreg will be discussing soil quality, soil structure and the positive impacts of continuous no-till on soil health. See the soil horizons in the soil pit. Come experience his vast knowledge of soil quality and agronomic expertise in an easy-to-understand manner.  He will answer all of your questions on continuous no-till and nutrient management.
    • Alan Mindemann, No-till producer, Apache, OK Southwest Oklahoma producer Alan Mindemann and his wife Tina operate a diversified cropping enterprise producing forage and covercrop seed as well as commodity grains and contract grains near Apache Oklahoma. Alan has been no-tilling since 1996 in an area of 31’ average rainfall.  His main crops are: wheat, corn, sesame, mungbeans,cowpeas,millet, milo, cotton, sunflowers, soybeans and covercrops.  Alan will share his experience converting fields previously under conventional tillage to no-till. The project uses forages with livestock and cover crops without livestock. 

    • Keith Berns, No-till producer & owner Green Cover Seed, Bladen, NE Carbonomics-The Economy of Soils Keith is an ​Owner/Operator of G​reen ​Cover ​S​eed​ and Providence Farms​. ​He returned to the family farm in 1998 after teaching High School AG to work alongside Brian and their Dad. Keith is the Answer Man at Green Cover Seed and fields many questions, emails, and texts. Keith will share the keys to healthy soils. He will show how the production and consumption of carbon in the soil is similar to the financial economies across the world.