The Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and the Western Canadian Grazing Conference were combined into a 3-day event in 2017. A number of Alberta applied research and forage associations organize and present these popular events with help from partners in industry and government. The conferences in 2015 and 2017 featured, among other top researchers and soil health practitioners, Gabe Brown of Bismarck, North Dakota.
“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.
Municipal waste management is a rapidly growing issue. In 2015, the U.S. sent 39 million tons of food to landfills.
Composting this waste alone would have been the equivalent of removing carbon emissions from 10 million cars from the road.
As states and localities struggle with rising disposal costs, diverting yard trimmings and food waste to composting facilities offers an economic and environmentally-friendly solution. Learn about how we can do more with plant-based packaging and materials.
Join us on Wednesday, May 8 at 12:00pm EST as we connect with Agri-Pulse in hosting a free webinar for International Compost Awareness Week.
The ‘Healthy Soil, Healthy Region’ Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural
professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve
awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. The
workshop will provide hands-on training on soil health practices, improve understanding of the practical
barriers producers face when implementing soil health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that
can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. We will also strive to get the various
groups working on soil health in the region on the same page regarding sampling protocols, method
selection, and the current state of the science.
As microbial-derived products are poised to disrupt the agriculture industry, fundamental challenges remain in understanding the complexity of plant-soil microbial interactions, identifying microbial candidates amenable to fermentation and formulation on a large scale, demonstrating added value of agbiologicals in an agchemical dominated market and delivering agbiological products into the hands of growers.
The 3rd Microbiome Movement – AgBioTech Summit will unite KOLs, agbiotech, agrochemical companies, research institutions and technology experts to harness the plant-soil microbiome and accelerate commercialization of effective next generation agbiologicals.
Join the leaders in agbiological product development as they discuss the latest data-driven case studies and forge collaborations you need to unlock the full potential of the plant-soil microbiome.
The SDSHC’s vision is a collective effort to increase sustainable agriculture production through diversification and improved soil health. Many educational events are held throughout South Dakota by the coalition yearly. Conference attendees can expect educational-packed topics focused on rejuvenating and maintaining healthy soil ecosystems by several regional and nationally known speakers. Anyone involved in agriculture is encouraged to attend. Networking with event presenters and other producers is encouraged. Any questions about the upcoming event can be directed to: email@example.com
Additional information can be found at: www.sdsoilhealthcoalition.org/annual-meeting
The SD Soil Health Coalition’s vision is a collective effort to increase sustainable agriculture production through diversification and improved soil health. Many educational events are hosted by the coalition across the state throughout the year. Anyone involved in agriculture is recommended to attend this information-packed conference. Rejuvenating and maintaining healthy soil ecosystems are topics that will be discussed by regionally and nationally known professionals. Networking opportunities with presenters and other producers will be encouraged. Please visit sdsoilhealthcoalition.org for more information on this event
The 43rd annual Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show will be in Louisville, KY from Dec 4 – 7, 2018. It is where farmers and consultants from every facet of eco-farming come together to share their experience and expertise with attendees.
Event website: https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018conference
The Conference includes Eco-Ag intensive, day-long workshops; seminars; 1-on-1 eco-consultant opportunities; round table discussions, trade show, and film screenings geared toward the beginning to advanced farmer. Keynote speakers include Joel Salatin.
Volunteer opportunities are available. Registration is now open https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018conference/registration-19