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February 7, 2006

Tifton - Farmers say they're just not making as much as they used to, but more than 200 farmers learn how to reduce their fuel costs and put more money in their pockets.

The focus of the two-day conference is on conservation tillage, which conserves diesel fuel because the tractor makes fewer trips across the field.

Programs also highlighted other methods of efficiency to help farmers save more money for themselves. The University of Georgia's Tifton Rural Development Center has displays and an outdoor demonstration to show how these methods works.

"Conservation tillage is a method of planting a crop and growing a crop with the minimum amount of soil disturbance and at the same time trying to build what we call soil quality," says David Ferrell Assistant State Conservationist.

"More money to the farmer," said Farmer Jeff Deen. "It's just a cheaper way to farm."

Senator Saxby Chambliss addressed the crowd via video and commended their conservation efforts. Chambliss was in Atlanta attending the funeral of Coretta Scott King.

The tillage conference will continue through Wednesday.

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