Feb. 17-18, 2016 | Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, Minn.
Registration Now Open Below!
The SFA Midwest Soil Health Summit features soil health experts and farm leaders for two days of education and farmer networking – all geared at improving the health of your soil.
Attendees may register below. Sponsors and Exhibitors, scroll down this page for registration information. For questions, call 1-844-9-CALL-SFA, Ext. 2.
To see the 2016 MSHS schedule, click here.
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- Jay Fuhrer, Soil Health Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Bismarck and a leader of the innovative soil health techniques happening in and around Burleigh County, N.D.
- Todd McPeak, a producer from Burleigh County, N.D., a world-renowned region of soil health-focused farmers.
- Dr. Allen Williams, a champion of the grass-fed beef industry as well as a leader in cutting edge grazing methodology.
- Dr. Michael Lehman, a Research Microbiologist at the North Central Agriculture Research Lab at South Dakota State who will present his research data on testing mycorrhizal responsiveness in crops including corn and soybeans.
- Dr. Shannon Osbourne, is a Research Agronomist who focuses on understanding how soil and crop management options influence the soil environment and how these practices can be developed into production systems.
- Kent Solberg, SFA Livestock & Grazing Specialist, will detail the Five Principles of Soil Health and how each is a separate yet vital piece of the soil health puzzle.
- John Mesko, SFA Executive Director, will present “Soil Health Basics,” an introductory class geared solely to first-timers.
- Grant Breitkreutz, a producer from Redwood Falls, Minn.
Also planned is 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.
Early bird prices good until Nov. 1. After that rates are $150 for SFA members and $200 for nonmembers. Registrations are nonrefundable.
To download a paper form to register by mail, click here.
Special Educational Track: ‘Building Soil Health Experts’
A separate event, “Building Soil Health Experts: Advanced Training for Professionals,” will be held Feb. 17 in conjunction with the MSHS to 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.
See the Schedule here under “BUILDING SOIL HEALTH EXPERTS – Advanced Training for Professionals”
SFA has submitted applications for Continuing Education Unit credit for this event, which is separate from the Midwest Soil Health Summit. Registration for “Building Soil Health Experts” does not include MSHS registration and vice-versa.
Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration now CLOSED
See the confirmed Summit exhibitors here.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 1-844-9-CALL-SFA, Ext. 2.
2016 Bronze Sponsors
Past Midwest Soil Health Summit recaps
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.