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National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health
December 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm$50 – $150
On December 7-8, 2017 the Soil and Water Conservation Society is hosting the second National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, held at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis, Indiana. This meeting will be an opportunity to learn recent developments in how cover crops are being used by innovative farmers across the country and gain important insights on improving soil health from producers, conservation leaders, and scientists.
Whether you are contemplating cover crops for the first time, or you have years of experience and want to interact with soil health and cover crops innovators, this program will provide you with valuable information, networking, and learning opportunities.
The conference is intended for anyone interested in the practical use of cover crops and soil health improvement, including farmers; conservation agents; certified crop advisers (CCAs) and agribusiness staff; and university, nongovernmental organization (NGO), and agency representatives.
Headliners for the conference include:
- Keith Berns, a nationally known Nebraska farmer on the topic of carbonomics
- David Montgomery, a geologist and popular author on soils and erosion, whose latest book is titled Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
- Dan DeSutter, a grain farmer from the central Corn Belt and a long-time no-tiller and cover crop user
- Trey Hill, a grain farmer from the eastern Corn Belt and also a long-time no-tiller and cover crop user
- Jimmy Emmons, a rancher and grain farmer from the Southern Plains, who grazes cover crops