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July 2020

Soil Health: The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture

July 30, 2020 - July 31, 2020

This year’s theme is Soil Health: The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture, reflecting the opportunity we have to address climate change, water quality, food production, biodiversity, and many other pressing issues by improving soil health. Register Here

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September 2020

Measures of Soil Nitrogen Cycling

September 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Measuring and assessing soil health are critical for understanding how changes in agronomic management practices affect the capability of soil to support cropping systems. In this presentation, the Soil Health Institute will focus on explaining measurements and assessments of soil health associated with soil-nitrogen dynamics. Soil scientists have been working to estimate rates of nitrogen mineralization for use in soil fertility recommendations for generations. The Soil Health Institute has investigated various means of measuring the microbially mediated process of nitrogen…

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Achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions in U.S. Agriculture through Soil Health

September 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

The theme for this event is Achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions in U.S. Agriculture through Soil Health. Brief, 10-minute presentations will be given by the Soil Health Institute, Cargill, and Walmart.org that describe the overall strategy and work being conducted to address gaps in adoption that will allow the U.S. agricultural sector to achieve net zero C emissions by 2040. The audience (food & beverage companies, policymakers, conservationists, and others) will then engage in a 20-minute discussion period with all…

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Cotton Project Virtual Field Days

September 28, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Join the Soil Health Institute for our virtual field days!

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October 2020

California Watersheds: Water Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainability

October 22, 2020 - October 23, 2020
$75 – $200

Join the SWCS California Chapter on for a tour of the Mokelumne River Watershed where we plan to cover topics related to fish hatcheries, irrigation, delta restoration and more! On Friday, we'll have a number of invited speakers covering a range of topics related to watershed management all around the state of California. Details are coming together, but you can buy early bird tickets now!

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November 2020

2020 Textile Sustainability Conference

November 2, 2020 @ 4:00 am - November 6, 2020 @ 3:30 pm EST
$400 – $600

The 2020 Virtual Textile Sustainability Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to EXPLORE emerging trends and opportunities in sustainability, CONNECT with a diverse group of change-makers from around the globe and LEARN from expert's on today's most pressing sustainability topics. We're taking pulse of the evolving impacts of COVID-19 in the global fashion/apparel and textile industry and how the unfolding situation is affecting every aspect of the supply chain. Insight, analysis and best practices will be woven into conference sessions.

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Food Chain Connect 2020

November 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - November 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm EST
Free – $499

The food and agriculture industry is undergoing massive transformation. Companies face an increasingly complex operating environment, but have great opportunities for impact. Changes were already coming. The impact of COVID-19 has just accelerated the need for urgent action. Unprecedented global economic shifts, changing consumer demands, an increasing focus on environmental stewardship, major supply chain advances and a wave of new technological disruptions are creating real opportunities and challenges for farmers and companies operating right across the food value chain. Consumers…

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2020 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting

November 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm CST

The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America will host thousands of scientists, professionals, educators, and students from around the world at our virtual Annual Meeting. This year's International Annual Meeting, "Translating Visionary Science to Practice," previously to be held on November 8-11, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, will now be offered virtually November 9-13, 2020. In connection with our Annual Meeting theme of "Translating Visionary Science to Practice", this virtual…

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November 17, 2020 - November 18, 2020
€300 – €500

The International Research Conference Aims and Objectives The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers. ICSHAAS 2020: 14. International Conference on Soil Health in Agroecosystems and Agricultural Soils…

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Practical Measures of the Soil Microbiome: How do Crop Advisors Use the Data?

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Measuring and assessing soil health are critical for understanding how changes in agronomic management practices affect the capability of soil to support cropping systems. In this presentation, the Soil Health Institute will focus on explaining measurements of the soil microbiome. Understanding the soil microbiome is a new frontier, yet critical to successful regenerative agriculture and sustainable crop production. Measurements of soil microbes include phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analyses, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), 16s ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and Internal Transcribed…

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Sustainable Agriculture Summit

November 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 19, 2020 @ 2:30 pm UTC+0
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January 2021

Real Organic Symposium

January 3 - January 31
$38.25 – $100

EVERY SUNDAY IN JANUARY 2021 A virtual series of talks and live panels with more than 50 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists. Session 1: What is the Real Organic Project? January 3 3-5pm EST Session 2: What is Soil Health? January 10 3-5pm EST Session 3: Farming and Climate January 17 3-5pm EST Session 4: Health and Nutrition January 24 3-5pm EST Session 5: What Can We Do? January 31 3-5pm EST

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2021 Soil Health Conference

January 6 - January 7

Join the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition on January 6th for their Soil Health Conference.

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2021 Virtual Sustainable Agriculture Conference

January 19 - February 5

Our annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference is one of the largest gatherings of sustainable farmers, food system professionals, and changemakers in the nation. Each year, more than 2,000 people engage in an energizing and inspiring learning experience rooted in sharing, connecting, and advancing a common goal: cultivating farms and food systems that nourish, heal, and empower. Our 2021 Virtual Conference features 90+ sessions, 100+ speakers, and marks 30 years of hosting this hallmark event that has served as a springboard for…

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Scaling Up Regenerative Agriculture

January 25 - February 12

From concept to practice, learn how scalable soil health and regenerative practices can move your farm forward. Speakers from agriculture, academia, and experts outside the agriculture sphere will bring their perspective — we ask you to expand yours. Join us for a virtual experience from the comfort of your home, office, or tractor cab, at your own pace. Content will become accessible on January 25, 2021 and remain open through February 12, 2021. Find out more here.

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February 2021

Soil Health Challenges in the Delta: What Works and What Doesn’t

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

This showcase will feature Como, MS farmer Mr. Sledge Taylor as he talks about his journey to improve soil health in the Mississippi Delta. Mr. Taylor began experimenting with no-till cotton in the 1990s. He planted 90% of his cotton using no-till in 2020 and seeded cover crops on half of his 4,500-acre farm. After seeing increased soil organic matter and better water infiltration, Mr. Taylor says cover crops have “supercharged” the whole process. Joining the conversation will be Parker…

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Soil Health in Texas: Lessons from Long-term Study Sites

February 9

This showcase will feature results from long-term study sites in the High Plains, Rolling Hills and South Texas cotton regions. An overview will be provided by Texas AgriLife Extension specialists Dr. Murilo Maeda, Dr. Jourdan Bell, Dr. Emi Kimura and Dr. Josh McGinty. Challenges, benefits, and lessons learned from long-term study sites will be summarized by Texas AgriLife research scientists Dr. Katie Lewis, Dr. Paul DeLaune, and Dr. Jamie Foster. In addition, a roundtable discussion with farmers experienced in using…

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Western Colorado Soil Health Conference

February 11 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm MST

​Soil health is critical to the future of agricultural production on the Western Slope of Colorado. With a contingent of famers as well as community groups and government officials the Western Slope has been able to take soil health education and implementation techniques and specifically adjust them for the local area. As pressure on agricultural production increases, soil health practices can insure that agricultural needs are met with sustainable production, quality and economic viability.

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Soil Health in Arkansas: Is it Profitable?

February 16

This showcase will be a roundtable discussion moderated by Dr. Bill Robertson, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Cotton Agronomist and Mr. Matt Fryer, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Soil Instructor, with three Arkansas cotton farmers. The farmers bring varying levels of experience using cover crops, no-till and other soil health promoting practices. Mr. Adam Chappell, Cotton Plant, AR, has been using no-till and cover crops on his 9,000-acre farm for more than…

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Improving Soil Health in a Dry Climate

February 23

This showcase will center around the challenges posed by managing water and improving soil health in California’s Mediterranean climate where most of the rain comes during the winter. Dr. Jeff Mitchell, Cropping Specialist with the University of California, Davis, will lead a discussion with several cotton producers in the San Joaquin Valley who are using cover crops and compost to help. Mr. John Teixeira, Firebaugh, CA raises organic cotton and understands the challenges that this poses in managing cover crops.…

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