SFA’s innovative Midwest Soil Health Summit, set for Feb. 15-16, 2017, at Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls, Minn., features soil health experts and farm leaders for two days of advanced soil health training and farmer networking.
Attendees will join some of the most prominent experts in the field as they discuss cutting-edge research and advanced topics in soil conservation: renowned grazing experts Dr. Allen Williams and Kent Solberg, beef cattle specialist Doug Landblom, U of M agronomist and plant geneticist Scott Wells, Minnesota farmer and conservation trailblazer Grant Breitkreutz, and many more, including:
- Ryan Stockwell, Senior Agriculture Program Manager for the National Wildlife Federation
- Scott Haase, a sixth-generation farmer from the Blue Earth River region of southern Minnesota
- Nick David, who has led R.D. Offut’s efforts to expand and change their crop rotation, add cover crops, and integrate livestock into their potato operations
- Dr. Carl Rosen, Head of the Department of Soil, Water, & Climate at the University of Minnesota
- Glen Borgerding, owner of Ag Resource Consulting, Inc., an agricultural consulting firm and soil testing laboratory
- Julie Grossman, faculty at the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science specializing in soil fertility of organic cropping systems
- Dr. Randy Anderson, an expert on no-till systems without herbicides that include a diverse crop rotation
Each year at the Midwest Soil Health Summit, attendees have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the experts – small-scale discussion tables offer a unique networking opportunity. Additionally, an evening cocktail reception and Q&A with presenters Allen Williams and Grant Breitkreutz provides a valuable space for discussion and knowledge sharing.
Registration is $150 for SFA members and $200 for nonmembers. Come see why people say the MSHS is the “best conference I’ve ever been to” – click here to register today.