The 2020 Organic No-Till Intensive will provide two full days of intensive instruction on organic no-till farming methods and science, taught by Rodale Institute CEO Jeff Moyer and his team of farmers and researchers.

This course is designed for innovative farmers who want to improve soil structure, maximize soil biology and minimize synthetic inputs through reduced tillage, as well as turn cover crops into a source of fertility and a tool for weed management.

Intensive course: July 15-16, 2020
Rodale Farm in Kutztown, Pennsylvania


Agenda at-a-glance

This is the first look at the agenda for the organic no-till intensive course. Please note that this agenda is still being developed and will continue to be updated – so keep an eye on the Intensive home page!

Sessions for July 15

8 a.m. — Registration
8:30 a.m. — Introduction and course overview
9 a.m. — Introduction to Organic No-Till Farming
10 a.m. – Break
10:15 a.m. – Cover Crops: The Foundation of Organic No-Till
Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Organic No-Till Basics
2:30 p.m. – Break
2:45 p.m. – Tools of the Trade: The Roller/Crimper and Planter (+ Dawn Roller ZRX system)
5 p.m. – Adjourn
6:30 p.m. – Network Dinner

Sessions for July 16

8 a.m. – Previous Day Recap
8:30 a.m. – International No-Till Network
9 a.m. – Soil Building for Organic No-Till / In-Field Soil Testing
10:30 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m. – No-Till Vegetable Transplanter
Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Advanced Weed Control in No-Till
3:30 p.m. – Break
3:45 p.m. – Final Thoughts and Q&A
4:30 p.m. – Closing Comments & Adjourn


The No-Till Intensive will bring Jeff Moyer’s Organic No-Till Farming book to life and create an unmatched in-person experience. Each registration will include a copy of the book. 



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