High Plains No-Till Conference features first FFA Day

Colorado Conservation Tillage Association

KIT CARSON, Colo. — The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association will host its first annual FFA Day on Feb. 8 at the High Plains No-Till Conference in Burlington, Colo. More than 100 FFA students from eight chapters are expected to participate.

“CCTA’s mission is to provide education about systems that preserve soil and water resources for the next generation,” said CCTA Coordinator Joni Mitchek. “FFA Day at the conference is focused on connecting the students who will be that next generation to producers and industry leaders currently improving soil health across the High Plains.”

Breakout sessions at the event will feature farmers and ranchers from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa presenting on topics such as regenerative grazing, no-till farming, direct marketing, farm profitability and estate planning. The conference also includes an ag-specific trade show with more than 50 vendors and a live demonstration of rainfall and wind erosion simulators.

“This is a great opportunity for students to network with industry experts, ask questions, and gain knowledge,” said CCTA Coordinator Angie Stone. “I also think producer attendees will be inspired by the energy a new generation brings to agriculture.”

Several organizations and businesses partnered with CCTA to sponsor the FFA Day this year, including Morgan Community College, Soil Pro Seeds, Burlington Conservation District, Cheyenne County Conservation District and Flagler Conservation District. 

“We have had an amazing response from FFA chapters and conference sponsors,” said Stone. “They are excited for the opportunity to come together and learn from each other.”

The conference for general attendees will take place on Feb. 7-8 at the Burlington Community and Education Center. Registration and additional details for the event are available online at

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