The Sustainable Farming Association’s innovative Midwest Soil Health Summit, set for Feb. 17-18, 2016, at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, Minn., features soil health experts and farm leaders for two days of education and farmer networking – all geared at improving soil health for all farmers.
Speakers include Jay Fuhrer, NRCS Soil Health Specialist in Bismarck, N.D.; Dr. Allen Williams, a leader in cutting-edge grazing methodology; Kent Solberg, SFA Livestock & Grazing Specialist; Grant Breitkreutz, a producer from Redwood Falls, Minn.; Todd McPeak, a producer from Burleigh County, N.D.; Dr. Michael Lehman, South Dakota State Research Microbiologist; Dr. Shannon Osbourne, Research Agronomist; and John Mesko, SFA Executive Director.
New this year is a special event for agriculture service professionals, “Building Soil Health Experts: Advanced Training for Professionals” which will provide expert soil health education for NRCS and SWCD soil specialists, Extension staff, crop consultants, agronomists, grazing and livestock specialists, and advisers who work directly with farmers and other ag advisers.
Also planned is an International Roundtable sponsored by IATP; a Wednesday night cocktail reception and casual Q&A with John Mesko, Jay Fuhrer and Allen Williams; discussion tables where attendees can network with presenters; a premiere screening of the new film by Dr. Daphne Miller, “In Search of Balance,” and more.
Cost for the MSHS is $150 for SFA members and $200 for nonmembers; the separate curriculum for professionals is $100. Exhibitor and sponsor space is also still available.