Soil Health: This Is What We Do.
SFA’s Midwest Soil Health Summit is THE place for advanced soil health training.
SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Midwest Soil Health Summit will be Feb. 14-15, 2018, at Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls. Details will be announced as they are available.
2017 MSHS Recap
The 2017 Midwest Soil Health Summit was held in a new venue but remained just as energy-filled as the past few years’ events. For two days, expert speakers delivered germane, sensible information on topics that, for many, not only educate but inspire.
Dr. Allen Williams’ presentation capped the Summit with his usual expert panache but also an overarcing message that we can not wait any longer to make changes to our farming systems. That our ability to feed and water ourselves will be at risk unless serious widespread changes are made – and everyone at the MSHS knows soil health is the answer, that Upper Midwestern farmers have the capacity to solve this problem at the grassroots level by adopting the Five Principles of Soil Health.
Further, as commodity prices continue to stumble, those who stick with the status quo may be at greater risk of losing their ability to make money. Soil health is the future, and thankfully SFA farmers are leading by example on their farms and in their communities.
Midwest Soil Health Summit Archive
- 2017 – Dr. Allen Williams, Grant Breitkreutz, Kent Solberg, Ryan Stockwell, & More
- 2016 – Dr. Allen Williams, Jay Fuhrer, Scott Wells, Grant Breitkreutz, and more
- 2015 – Gabe Brown, Dr. Allen Williams, Jerry Doan, Wendy Taheri, and more
- 2014 – Gabe Brown, Richard Bieber, Jay Fuhrer, Ryan Stockwell, and more
Shifting the focus of agriculture from maximum yields to maximum soil health quality is critical to the sustainability of agriculture in Minnesota, the Upper Midwest, the United States and globally. SFA is committed to continued soil health programming, including programs addressing the integration of cover crops, row crops and livestock grazing. We will continue the pursuit of funding and programs that foster the development of soil health building practices for the long term.