Registration is now open for the 2018 SFA Midwest Soil Health Summit:
Feb. 14-15 at Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls
The 2018 MSHS features a years-in-the-making soil data release, the always popular discussion tables, a special “Chat With Kris @ MSHS” limited-ticket event with Dr. Kris Nichols, a full trade show, an evening cocktail reception and Q&A with Dr. Nichols and Justin Morris on “The Social Implications of Soil Health,” and much more.
Preregister online or at the door beginning at noon Feb. 14. Conference begins at 1 p.m. and runs through evening reception. Hours are 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Feb. 15.
Cost: $100 for SFA members; $150 for nonmembers.
- Dr. Kris Nichols, nationally renowned soil health scientist
- Dr. Allen Williams, grazing and soil health expert
- Kent Solberg, SFA livestock & grazing specialist
- Justin Morris, NRCS soil health specialist
- David Bartok, Quorum Labs
- Dr. Ann Marie Journey, soil health coordinator (ACES)
- Doug Landblom, NDSU researcher
- Cody Nelson, Prairie Creek Seed
- Don Reicosky, retired USDA soil scientist
- Dr. Sharon Weyers, USDA soil scientist
- Jim Wulf, farmer
See the schedule and more info about these speakers HERE.
Additionally, SFA and the Pasture Project will release years-in-the-making CIG research data that looks at the cost and benefit of adding cover crops and livestock and includes participating farmers in Minnesota and Iowa. A farmer panel will ensue.
The Feb. 14 evening food-and-drink reception will include a discussion with Kris Nichols and Justin Morris, “The Social Implications of Soil Health,” emceed by Kent Solberg.
Also returning are the popular discussion tables, loads of built-in networking time, and more. Dinner on Feb. 14 and lunch on Feb. 15 are included with registration.
Click here for a mail-in registration form. All registration is nonrefundable.
“Chat With Kris @ MSHS”
An additional session “Chat With Kris @ MSHS” and limited to 20 registrants, is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Feb. 14. Attend this roundtable discussion and have ample time to ask Dr. Nichols your burning questions. Cost is $40; choose the “Chat With Kris @ MSHS” option during conference registration.
Intro to Soil Health with Kent Solberg
As an additional session to complement the 2018 Midwest Soil Health Summit, SFA will host a special introductory course, “Intro to Soil Health with Kent Solberg,” from 9 to 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 14 at Bigwood Event Center. This course is required for scholarship recipients but is open to all conference registrants; no additional RSVP for the intro course is necessary. Please note that this is an entry level course.
Sponsor/Exhibitor Application is NOW OPEN for 2018
If desired, pay your sponsor/exhibitor fees online here.
Online payers must still fill out application form and submit to email@example.com for approval.
Lodging is available at the Country Inn and Suites connected to Bigwood Event Center. The hotel features a restaurant and bar as well as a Minnesota-shaped pool. To make a reservation, call 218.739.2211.
A limited number of scholarships are available for ag professionals, agency employees, and crop consultants to attend the 2018 MSHS. Scholarship recipients will receive admission to the two-day event, one night’s hotel, and all meals during the event (approx. $400 value). Mileage will not be reimbursed.
Scholarship recipients agree to host/conduct at least one soil health-related educational event, consistent to agency/organizational mission, in 2018; SFA will help recipients through the event-hosting process through our Soil Health Network. They also must attend a special morning session on Feb. 14, “Soil Health Basics,” and a Feb. 14 lunch that discusses SFA’s Soil Health Network event support.
Scholarships have been allocated for 2018.
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