SFA added a special event for agriculture service professionals to complement the 2016 Midwest Soil Health Summit.
“Building Soil Health Experts: Advanced Training for Professionals” provided 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.
This event was 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 17, 2016, at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, Minn.
Training encompassed soil biology and measuring soil biology, integration of cover crops and livestock into cropping cropping systems, and seeding methods for establishing cover crops.
Continuing Education Unit soil and water management and crop management credits have been approved for this event.
Sessions will include:
- Dr. Michael Lehman, “Managing Cropping Systems to Promote Soil Microbe Populations”
- Dr. Rick Haney, “Measuring Soil Microbial Activity”
- Dr. Scott Wells, “Cover Crop Establishment Strategies”
- Dr. Allen Williams, “Integrating Cover Crops and Livestock Into Cropping Systems”
This special event is separate from the Midwest Soil Health Summit; registration for “Building Soil Health Experts” does not include MSHS registration and vice-versa. If you wish to attend the general Midwest Soil Health Summit as well you must register for that separately.
Preregistration is required for “Building Soil Health Experts;” limited scholarships may be available. Registration is nonrefundable.
For more information about the workshop or scholarships, contact Kent Solberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-922-5573 Ext. 701.