2018 Annual Meeting Agenda

The 2018 Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting Agenda is available below. Register Here.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
5:00-7:00 pm REGISTRATION
6:00-7:00 pm RECEPTION
Poster Session
7:00-8:00 pm NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Unveiling the “Living Soil” Documentary
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
7:00-7:45 am BREAKFAST
PLENARY SESSIONS
8:00-8:20 am WELCOME
Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, Soil Health Institute
Mr. Bill Buckner, Noble Research Institute
ECONOMICS
Session:  The Farm Road to Environmental Markets and Corporate Sustainability is ‘Paved’ with Healthy Soil
Moderator:  Ms. Carolyn Baltz
8:20-8:30 am Unlocking Connectivity in Agricultural Supply Chains
Ms. Carolyn Baltz, The Sustainability Consortium
8:35-8:50 am Advancing Ecosystem Service Markets for Farmer and Public Benefits
Mr. Bill Buckner, Noble Research Institute
8:55-9:10 am The Foundation of Great Food
Mr. Jerry Lynch, General Mills
9:15-9:30 am Farmer Focused and Farmer Driven:
The Land O’ Lakes SUSTAIN Program
Mr. Jason Weller, Land O’ Lakes
9:35-9:50 am EMAIL BREAK
RESEARCH
Session: Advances in Soil Health Research
Moderator: Dr. Veronica Acosta-Martinez
9:50-10:00 am Changes in Soil Health in a Semiarid Region Transitioning to Dryland Cropping Systems
Dr. Veronica Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS
10:05-10:20 am Microbial Physiology Regulates How Much Crop Residue Becomes Soil Organic Matter
Dr. Stuart Grandy, University of New Hampshire
10:25-10:40 am Teaching Machines to Read the Soil Health Literature
Dr. Dane Bell, University of Arizona
POLICY
Session: Policies in Action
Moderator: Mr. Sean McMahon
10:45-10:55 am Turning Soil Health into $oil Wealth: Policy and Economics
Mr. Sean McMahon, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
11:00-11:15 am Farm Bill Update from Washington, DC: Conservation Opportunities and Challenges in 2018 and Beyond
Ms. Alyssa Charney, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
11:20-11:35 am State Policies and Programs for Advancing Soil Health
Ms. Jamie Fanous, Tufts University
11:40-11:55 am NETWORKING BREAK
12:00-1:15 pm LUNCH
Our Soil, Ourselves: The Links Between Soil and Human Health
Daphne Miller, M.D., University of California-San Francisco
1:15-1:30 pm EMAIL BREAK
MEASUREMENT, STANDARDS, and ASSESSMENT
Session: Assessing and Expanding Adoption of Soil Health Systems
Moderator: Dr. LaKisha Odom
1:30-1:40 pm Importance of Public-Private Partnerships in Achieving Healthy Soils and Thriving Farms: FFAR’s Perspective on the Role of Collaborative Science
Dr. LaKisha Odom, Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research
1:45-2:00 pm Strategic Approach for Evaluating Soil Health Indicators
Dr. Steven Shafer, Soil Health Institute
2:05-2:20 pm Scaling Soil Health Research and Farmer Engagement
Dr. Nick Goeser, NCGA Soil Health Partnership
2:25-2:40 pm Engaging Farmers and Landowner Advisers on Soil Health
Ms. Pipa Elias, The Nature Conservancy
2:45-3:00 pm EMAIL BREAK
COMMUNICATIONS and EDUCATION
Panel Session: Enhancing the Research-Farmer Connection
Panel Moderator: Dr. Rob Myers
3:05-3:15 pm Lessons Learned from 30 Years of SARE Farmer-Researcher Projects
Dr. Rob Myers, USDA-SARE
3:15-3:25 pm The Quest for Understanding Soil Health
Mr. Jimmy Emmons, Farmer, Oklahoma
3:25-3:35 pm The Science of Soil Health: Progress on the Path from Research to Implementation
Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune, USDA-NRCS
3:35-3:45 pm Communicating 4R to Farmers and Connecting on Content
Ms. Lara Moody, The Fertilizer Institute
3:45-3:55 pm Relaying Usable Research Results to Farmers
Dr. Diana Jerkins, Organic Farming and Research Foundation
3:55-5:00 pm Panel Discussion
5:00-6:00 pm A Tribute to Vineyard Soils
6:00-7:30 pm DINNER
The Roots of Food: Exploring the World of Agriculture
Jim Richardson, Photojournalist, National Geographic Society
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
7:00-7:45 am BREAKFAST
8:00-10:30 am CALL TO ACTION – New and Renewed Action Teams
Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, Soil Health Institute
ACTION TEAM WORKING SESSIONS
Research
Measurement, Standards, and Assessment
Economics
Communications and Education
Policy
10:30-10:45 am EMAIL BREAK
10:45-12:00 am ACTION TEAM PLANS
Moderator: Mr. Sheldon Jones, Soil Health Institute
Research
Measurement, Standards, and Assessment
Economics
Communications and Education
Policy
12:00 Noon CLOSING
Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, Soil Health Institute

Read the Agenda here: https://soilhealthinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/SHI-AM3-Agenda-rv072318.pdf

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