The Soil Revolution

Thursday, December 19, 2019
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Boulder, Colorado

Inviting Farmers and Ranchers of all scales and production systems

Join us for the fourth annual Soil Revolution Conference.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Speakers include:
Dan DeSutter
Jim Dolezal
Helen Atthowe
Steve Charter
Elizabeth Black
more to come


 7:00am -  8:00am


 8:00am -  8:15am

Opening Remarks

 8:15am -  9:15am

Adventures in Regenerative Farming: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Dan DeSutter

Dan DeSutter

Dan DeSutter farms in west-central Indiana with his wife, Barbie, and three sons, Dylan, Damon and Dalton. Read More…

 9:15am -  9:45am

Exhibitor Exhibition

 9:45am -  9:50am

Soil Your Undies Demo

 9:50am - 10:15am


10:15am - 11:05am

Building Resiliency and the Triple Bottom Line on Your Farm with Organic Matter

Kevin & Keri Schilthuis

Kevin Schilthuis

Kevin and Keri Schilthuis and family farm almost 200 acres of certified organic irrigated farmland. Read More…

11:05am - 12:00pm

No Water? No Problem! Jumpstarting Your Biological Activity on Rangeland

Steve Charter

Steve Charter

Steve, a third-generation rancher, hails from north of Billings, Montana, where the fourth and fifth generations also live on the ranch. Read More…

12:00pm - 12:45pm


12:45pm -  1:15pm


 1:15pm -  1:30pm

Infiltration Demonstration

Elizabeth Black

Elizabeth Black

Elizabeth lives in North Boulder on an acre with irrigation rights to the Silver Lake Ditch. Read More…

 1:30pm -  2:30pm

Practical Methods for Healthy Soils on Diversified Vegetable Farms

Helen Atthowe

Helen Atthowe

Helen has spent 35 years working to connect farming, food systems, and land stewardship. Read More…

 2:30pm -  3:00pm


 3:00pm -  3:30pm

Cover Cropping for Sustainability: My Story

Jim Dolezal

Jim Dolezal

Jim and his wife Charlene farm and ranch in Northeast Colorado and Western Nebraska. Read More…

 3:30pm -  4:30pm

Small Group Breakouts

 4:30pm -  5:00pm

Social Hour


Tickets and payments are handled through Eventbrite


Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

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


The Boulder Marriott has arranged special room rates starting at $131/night.

Boulder Marriott
2660 Canyon Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80302

Reserve a Room

Boulder Marriot

Sponsors & Exhibitors

If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor, please email Vanessa McCracken.

City of Boulder

Platinum Sponsor

Boulder County Parks & Open Space

Platinum Sponsor

Colorado State University Extension Services

Gold Sponsor

4Rivers Equipment

Silver Sponsor

Boulder Open Space Conservancy

Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Green Cover Seed

Bronze Sponsor

Pawnee Buttes Seed Inc.

Bronze Sponsor


The Soil Revolution Conference is brought to you by:

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

Speakers & Presenters