It’s time to talk speakers for the 2016 SFA Midwest Soil Health Summit, set for Feb. 17-18 at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, Minn. – and don’t forget that early bird registration is just $125 for SFA members until Nov. 1.
The following soil health experts are scheduled to appear at the 2016 MSHS. More are likely to be added, but this slate is already looking great:
- Jay Fuhrer, District Conservationist with the National Resource 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. Wendy Taheri, a microbiologist who specializes in the study of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF).
- Dr. Shannon Osbourne, 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.
- Grant Breitkreutz, a producer in Redwood Falls, will discuss his operation and how he builds soil health.
- 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.
Also at the 2016 event will be more of what we keep hearing makes MSHS “the best conference I’ve ever been to:” discussion tables with presenters; the first-evening social time with drinks, food and a casual discussion with MSHS speakers; two days of farmer networking at the beautiful Arrowwood Resort; and a soil health-focused trade show.
Register below. Early bird prices good until Nov. 1. After that rates are $150 for SFA members and $200 for nonmembers.