Inviting Farmers and Ranchers of all scales and production systems.

Join us for the sixth annual Soil Revolution Conference.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Speakers include:
Jon Lundgren
Daniel Mays
Elizabeth Black

Schedule

 7:00am -  8:00am

Registration and Breakfast

 8:00am -  8:15am

Opening Remarks

 8:15am -  9:25am

Practical Approaches to Regenerative Farming with Science

Jon Lundgren

Dr. Jon Lundgren
Dr. Lundgren will speak to the science of whole farm health, the importance of species diversity on-farm and creating a roadmap for farmers wanting to transition to regenerative farming practices.
Learn More About Dr. Lundgren

 9:25am -  9:45am

Exhibitor Introductions

 9:45am - 10:30am

Break

10:30am - 11:40am

Strategies for Successful No-till Vegetable Farming

Daniel Mays

Daniel Mays
The tillage typically required for diversified vegetable products is notoriously hard on soils. Daniel will cover the no-till system he implements on his 3-acre mixed vegetable farm. This system has proven successful in cold climates and in both sand- and clay-rich soils. Where to start, the economics, and common pitfalls will be covered in this 50-minute session.
Learn More About Daniel

11:40am - 12:25pm

Lunch

12:25pm -  1:25pm

Local Updates

  • Therese Glowacki - Boulder County Parks & Open Space
  • Nick Colglazier - Colorado Corn
  • Cindy Lair - State Legislation Update
  • Elizabeth Black - Citizen Science Soil Health Project
  • Tim Broderick, Boulder County, Sustainability Grants
  • Peyton Ward - Longmont Conservation District Demonstration Plots 
  • Clark Harshbarger - Restore Colorado & Mad Agriculture
  • Vanessa McCracken - STAR program
 1:35pm -  2:45pm

Tools and Strategies for Continuous Improvement of Soil Health on Vegetable Farms

Daniel Mays

Daniel Mays
In this second session from Daniel, he will discuss how to go deeper with his no-till methods using mulches, cover crops, livestock, and perennial diversity to increase soil health, the farm’s bottom line, employee satisfaction, and community wellbeing. Daniel will cover the joys and challenges of this style of farming, the low-cost tools that enable it, and the ways he keeps track of and measures success.
Learn More About Daniel

 2:45pm -  3:15pm

Break

 3:15pm -  4:20pm

Fueling the Soil Revolution On-farm and Off

Jon Lundgren

Jon Lundgren
This session is a call to action for all attendees of the Soil Revolution! Broad-based changes are needed at all levels to reimagine agricultural systems that grow food while conserving biodiversity and environmental health. Dr. Lungren will discuss the financial, regulatory and systemic barriers to change and how growers and consumers can push for the change that is needed to have profitable, resilient and regenerative farms become the norm in America and globally.
Learn More About Dr. Lundgren

 4:20pm -  4:30pm

Door Prizes

 4:30pm -  5:30pm

Social Hour

Speakers & Presenters

Pricing

Join us in 2021 for a hybrid event! We'll host a live conference for on-site attendees at the JCC in Boulder and live stream the event for remote access.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All registrants must agree to adhere to all Colorado Dept of Public Health and Boulder County Public Health COVID-19 policies (masks, social distance, etc.) applicable at the time of the conference.
  • If the building occupancy is reduced due to COVID-19, attendance will be prioritized by order of registration date.
  • Ticket price will be refunded (minus any applicable service fees) in the instance of occupancy reduction or event cancellation.
  • Remote access attendance option is available for $25 to view the conference via live stream and recording of on-site or remote presentations.
  • All on-site tickets also include virtual platform login credentials.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Location

Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

Parking lot is accessed from Arapahoe Ave/Hwy 7 and Cherryvale Rd.

Hotel

The Residence Inn has arranged special room rates starting at $169/night.

Residence Inn
2550 Canyon Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80302
303-577-7300
Reserve a Room
Boulder Marriot

Sponsors & Exhibitors

City of Boulder

Platinum Sponsor

Boulder County Parks & Open Space

Platinum Sponsor

Colorado Corn

Platinum Sponsor

Boulder Open Space Conservancy

Gold Sponsor

Colorado State University Extension Services

Silver Sponsor

Revolution Soil & Seed

Silver Sponsor

A1 Organics

Bronze Sponsor

Northern Water

Bronze Sponsor

City of Longmont

Bronze Sponsor

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Bronze Sponsor

Buffalo Brand Seeds

Bronze Sponsor

Humalfa

Bronze Sponsor

Indigo

Bronze Sponsor

Organizers

The Soil Revolution Conference is brought to you by:

Boulder County Parks & Open Space
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
Colorado State University Extension Services
Longmont & Boulder Valley Conservation Districts
Natural Resources Conservation Service