The Soil Revolution
Digging Deeper

Thursday, December 14, 2017
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Longmont, Colorado

Inviting Farmers and Ranchers of all scales and production systems

Join us as we dig deeper into the science, benefits and practical applications of farming for soil health.

Third-generation biotic specialty potato farmer Brendon Rockey of Rockey Farms in Center, Colorado, will deliver the keynote address. Brendon’s approach focuses on supporting flourishing ecosystems. He will be joined by producers from Boulder County, the State of Colorado and the southwestern United States. Other soil health experts from the USDA-NRCS and Colorado State University will share their expertise.

Certified Crop Advisor Credits Available to Attendees

Schedule

7:00am-8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am-8:15am

Welcome  Lauren Kolb

8:15am-9:15am

Keynote Address  Brendon Rockey

9:15am-9:45am

Break & Visit Sponsors

9:45am-10:45am

Armor the Living Skin - Why and how to cover the soil and disturb it less while maximizing return on investment

Breakout Sessions

10:50am-11:50am

“Plants Fix Dirt:” It’s Alive Under There - indicators of soil biology, how to activate that biology and what is the return on investment  Tim Becker

Panel - Michael Moss, John Brown, Matt Wallenstein

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Don’t Stop with Just One Crop - practices and tools to succeed with cover crops

Breakout Sessions

2:00pm-2:30pm

Break & Visit Sponsors

2:30pm-3:15pm

Research and Incentives

  • Boulder County Carbon Sequestration Update – Mark Easter
  • Financial Assistance from the NRCS - Jon Wicke
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Carbon Markets for Colorado Farmers and Ranchers - Billy Gascoigne
3:15pm-4:00pm
4:00pm-5:00pm

Sponsors Giveaways & Social Hour

Pricing

  • $60 for one
  • $55/each for two or more (use promo code 2tickets)
  • $20 for students
  • Price increases by $15 after December 8

Tickets and payments are handled through Eventbrite

Location

Plaza Convention Center
1850 Industrial Circle
Longmont, CO 80501

Hotel

The Best Western Plaza Hotel Plus has arranged special room rates starting at $99/night. Refer to CSU Extension when making your reservation for the discounted rate. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the conference center.

Best Western Plaza Hotel Plus
1900 Ken Pratt Boulevard
Longmont, CO 80501
303-776-2000

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Boulder County Parks & Open Space
Western SARE
City of Boulder

Silver Sponsors

Colorado State University Extension Services

Exhibitors

  • Agricolo
  • Boulder County Parks & Open Space Agricultural Resources Division
  • Boulder County Sustainability Office
  • Buffalo Brand Seed
  • City of Boulder
  • Cool Planet
  • Green Cover Seed
  • John Brown
  • PastureMap
  • Regenerative Farmers Alliance
  • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

If you are interested in displaying a booth, please fill out the Exhibitor Booth Request Form.

Additional Conferences

Check out the list of other soil health conferences in 2017 and 2018.

Soil Conferences

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

General conference questions?
Email Adrian Card or call 303-678-6383