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Presentations & Proceedings


Presentations & Proceedings


Presentations & Proceedings


Presentations & Proceedings



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2024 VANTAGE Conference

The 2024 winter conference will be Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The headline speaker will be Ray Archuleta. Ray “The Soil Guy” is a nationally recognized expert, deep thinker, and inspirational speaker on soil health management. He has traveled to and taught soil health principles in all 50 states. He retired from NRCS after 30 years …

2023 VANTAGE Conference

The Recordings of the 2023 Winter Conference are available at this link to the Shenandoah County Extension website.  Congratulations to the 2023 No-Till Champion Award Recipient, Cherry Grove of Fairfield (Jimmy & Tommy Alexander) in Rockbridge County. The 2023 winter conference will be Tuesday, February 21. The speakers will be Dr. Greg Roth and Leslie Bowman. …

2022 Winter Conference

The Recordings of the 2022 Winter Conference are available at this link to the Shenandoah County Extension website.  Congratulations to the 2022 No-Till Champion Award Recipient, Guy Gochenour of Shenandoah County. The VANTAGE winter conference is back! The conference will be held on Wednesday February 9, 2022 in a new location. This year’s event will …

2020 Winter Conference

Recordings of the 2020 VANTAGE Conference Presentations Now Available The presentations were recorded and can be found at this link: 2020 Conference Presentations. You can refresh your memory of the presentations or use them as a reference resource. The 2020 Directory/Proceedings can be accessed with this link. Speaker line up includes: Russell Hedrick — Hickory, …

2019 Winter Conference

Tuesday February 5, 2019 2019 Brochure and Flyer 2019 VANTAGE brochure 2019 VANTAGE Flyer Dicamba Training to be offered after the conference at 3:00 pm February 5th You must attend a new 2019 training program if you intend to use the new low volatile dicamba products (XtendiMax, Engenia, or FeXapan) in 2019. Click here for …

2018 Winter Conference

Featured speakers Jay Hundley — No-till farmer with Cloverfield Enterprises, Champlain, Virginia Kevin Matthews — Matthews Family Farms of North Carolina, Yadkin River Valley, North Carolina Dr. David Mayonado –Technical Development Representative for Monsanto Dr. Sally Taylor–Entomologist, Va Tech Trade show highlighting local Agribusinesses   2018 Brochure and Flyer 2018 VANTAGE brochure Final 2018 VANTAGE …

2017 Winter Conference

2017-vantage-brochure-draft 2017-vantage-flyer-draft February 22, 2017 Rockingham County Fairgrounds Agenda   Speaker Bios   Sponsors

2016 Winter Conference

February 17, 2016 2016 Flyer [PDF] 2015 Review [PDF] 2016 Highlighted speakers Ken Ferrie, consulting agronomist for Farm Journal Ken Ferrie grew up working on his Iowa family farm, tending hogs, cattle, and a dairy herd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science and Agricultural Business from Illinois State University. Much of his leading-edge …

2015 Winter Conference

February 3, 2015 Rockingham County Fairgrounds Check out the Landcaster Farming article about last year’s conference – 2-14-15 Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors! Speaker Bios Gail Fuller Gail Fuller of Emporia, Kansas farms over 1,700 acres where he raises 11 to 13 different cash crops, including grain sorghum, triticale, winter barley, winter oats, field peas, …

2014 Presentations & Proceedings

As presented in Harrisonburg and Chatham. Calibrating drills and broadcast planters for small-seeded forages [PDF] Carbon to nitrogen ratios in cropping systems Cover crop selection chart Chapter 10 – Cover Crops [PDF – page 101], from Building Soils for Better Crops [website opens in a new browser tab] Disease management in no-till corn in Virginia [PDF] Growing …

2013 Presentations & Proceedings

As presented in Harrisonburg, Chatham, Fredericksburg, and Colonial Heights All links open video in a new tab. Be patient as some take time to load! Vertical Tillage Effects on Soil Quality DeAnn Presley, Assistant Professor, Environmental Soil Science and Management, Kansas State University, Kansas Its Not Just Dirt Anymore Jay Furher, District Conservationist, Natural Resources …

2012 Presentations & Proceedings

All links open video in a new tab. Be patient as some take time to load! Harrisonburg Corn Establishment Missy Bauer, B&M Crop Consulting (AUDIO ONLY) Cutting Through the Spin on Micronutrient Dr. Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, School of Agriculture, Macomb, Illinois Making the No-Till Transition Panel – Anthony Beery, DJ Myers, Daniel Austin, …

2011 Presentations & Proceedings

All links open video in a new tab. Be patient as some take time to load! Fertility Management for No-Till Mark Alley, W.G. Wysor Professor Emeritus, Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia Getting A Good Soybean Stand David Holshouser, Associate Professor & Extension Agronomist, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia Manure Injecting Panel Richard …

2010 Proceedings

Chop It, Distribute It and Do It Evenly Phil Needham The Economic Value of Cover Crops to Shenandoah Valley Producers B. Jones Efficient Fertilizer Placement in No-till Systems Phil Needham Successful Opening, Closing the Seed Slot with No-till Planters and Drills Phil Needham Tillage Radish as a Soil Conditioning Cover Crop B. Jones