Accelerating knowledge. Facilitating leadership. Equipping for action.
AgEmerge is more than a conference. It offers a unique opportunity to hear from multiple perspectives and see how thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and forward-thinking growers, like you, are tackling some of the most challenging problems in agriculture. It’s an immersive experience with new technology highlights and big picture discussions on emerging trends in soil, plant, and animal health. With ample opportunity to trade ideas amongst some of the best minds in agriculture today, AgEmerge is the event that you’ll be talking about long after it’s over!
“The annual Eco-Ag Conference sets the standard for innovation and learning in modern agriculture. The educational experience and trade show, now in its 44th year, unites farmers, ranchers and ag professionals from every facet of eco-farming to share their experience and expertise. Beginning and generational farmers running sustainable farms – as well as those in transition from conventional to organic – will walk away with useful, practical information that they can apply to their operations right away. Don’t miss the non-stop action:
– All-day Eco-Ag U workshops
– Learning sessions &
– Consulting halls
– Round table discussions
– Eco-Ag Trade Show
– Film Screenings
– Book store
– Book signings”
This Conference is being organized by the Clemson University Sustainable Agriculture Program in collaboration with Clemson Extension, the University of South Carolina and stakeholder organizations with support from USDA Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture (SARE) Program. The Conference objectives are to 1) Discuss new scientific discoveries that inform the latest recommendations to build health soil; 2) Hear from farmers who have implemented innovative approaches for building a resilient system; 3) Engage with farmers, Extension personnel and other ag professionals to address soil health challenges and opportunities; 4) Provide tools for teaching soil health for agriculture professionals who work with farmers.
During this conference soil health experts will provide an historical perspective on soil health in the U.S. and discuss critical components of soil health management including basic soil health principles, biology of regenerative soils, and new indicators of soil health. It will feature breakout sessions on specific soil health management practices for livestock, row crop and horticultural producers, and conclude with a facilitated discussion on the economics of soil health.
Day Two of the conference will offer special extended programming on “Tools for Teaching Soil Health”, for Extension agents and other agriculture professionals who work with farmers. Sessions will include a panel discussion with soil health experts on teaching soil health to farmers, overviews of various soil health testing methods and indicators, and hands-on demonstrations of on-farm activities that can be used for teaching soil health.
4th Annual Soil Health Workshop or Southern Utah. Bringing national and local farmers practicing soil health principles. Guest speakers including Rick Bieber and Marlon Winger.
4th Annual Soil Health Workshop for Central Utah. Bringing together national and local farmers using soil health principles. Guest speakers include Rick Bieber and Marlon Winger
4th Annual Soil Health Workshop for Northern Utah. Gust speakers include Rick Bieber and Marlon Winger. Come join us for a day of sharing knowledge and experiences with soil health principles
The convergence of ag technology and soil health principles and practices is causing a paradigm shift.
AgEmerge will help you make sense of it all.
AgEmerge is much more than a conference; it’s a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with emerging thought leaders and entrepreneurs about how they are solving some of the most significant challenges in agriculture. You will leave energized, informed, and connected with topics that matter the most to you.
AgEmerge is the event you’ll be talking about long after it’s over!
Buz Kloot, Aquatic Scientist with University of South Carolina and Carl Coleman, Little Mill Seed Company and South Carolina producer, will provide information on conservation practices and methods that can make your farm more profitable. Nathan Lowder will provide soil health demonstrations.
Free Workshop and Demonstration Tour. Presentations include top 10 ways cover crops build health, principles and practices that promote beneficial soil microbes, nutrient use efficiency, and soil health revaluations and record keeping.
Join other producers to learn about soil health and the benefits of cover crops. Speakers include Will Mann, Fishing Creek Conservation District; Dr. Rachel Vann, Soybean Specialist with NC State University, and Rod Gurganus with Cooperative Extension. Lunch and an optional field tour of the multi-species cover crop demonstration is included.