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June 30, 2017 – Kent Solberg: “Soil health for wildlife and fisheries managers: Why should we (or I) care?”
In this webinar, Solberg discusses what positive impacts soil health can have for wildlife and fisheries, and how habitat quality is a function of soil health.
June 21, 2017 – Dr. Scotty Wells, “Filling the Void: Strategies for Improved Sustainability”
In this webinar, Dr. Wells gives an introduction to the shifting soil health landscape, new opportunities for cash crops, the most updated data, and more.
April 24, 2017 – Dr. Allen Williams: Cattle, Cover Crops & Hope
Dr. Williams covers basic principles of cover crop/livestock integration, how to implement adaptive grazing practices using temporary fencing technology, real-life farm case studies showing results of cover crop/livestock impact, soil health and ecosystem benefits, and new biological soil testing analytical methods in this webinar from The Pasture Project and Practical Farmers of Iowa.
Nov. 6, 2015 – Dr. Allen Williams: ‘Improve Soil Health and Yields by Integrating Cover Crops and Livestock Grazing’
Using this webinar as a bridge to his presentation at the 2016 Midwest Soil Health Summit, Dr. Williams presented on using cover crops to integrate livestock into cropping systems and the value of grazing management to soil health.
Sept. 17, 2015 – “The Impacts of Extreme Weather Events on Food Systems”
This presentation was given by former SFA Executive Director John Mesko to the Brainerd Area Environmental Learning Network.
June 25, 2015 – “Building Minnesota’s Farm-to-Institution Markets: A Producer Survey.”
This webinar, held in conjunction with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy as well as Renewing the Countryside, featured Pete Huff of IATP, Jason Walker of SFA and Grace Brogan of RTC.
April 3, 2015 – “The impact of crop diversity, no-till, cover crops and residue removal on soil health properties.”
This Keep Cattle in Minnesota webinar was April 3, 2015, and featured Dr. Shannon Osbourne of ARS in Brookings, S.D.
March 6, 2015 – ‘Strategies for Implementing Cover Crops’
“Strategies for Implementing Cover Crops,” a SFA Keep Cattle in Minnesota webinar led by Livestock & Grazing Specialist Kent Solberg, was held March 6, 2015, and is archived below.
Nov. 21, 2014 – Michael Lehman and Wendy Taheri of the USDA North Central Agricultural Research Lab in Brookings, S.D.
- Cover Cropping: A Great Tool for Building Soils That Work – Lehman will consider the invisible world of soil microorganisms, what they do that is helpful to producers, and how cover cropping is one management tool that promotes soil microorganisms and their beneficial activities.
- Understanding the Importance of Diversity in Cropping Systems – Taheri’s presentation will help farmers understand the importance of diversity in their cropping systems and the role cover crops play in creating and maintaining diversity.
The webinar is sponsored by The Pasture Project: