Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Inviting Farmers and Ranchers of all scales and production systems
Join us for the third annual Soil Revolution Conference. This full-day event will shed light on the past, present, and future issues surrounding soil health, including the history of global agricultural production, agronomic and financial benefits for today's producers, and the importance of creating resilient landscapes.
Registration & Breakfast
Emcee: Lauren Kolb
Changing Your Farm With Biology
John started Advancing Eco Agriculture in 2006 with a vision of having regenerative agricultural systems become mainstream and adopted globally. John is passionate about developing regenerative agriculture systems that improve soil health, produce crops that are resistant to diseases and insects and produce exceptional quality fruit. This session will cover the intersection of healthy soils and crop quality and the financial bottom line. John will address the impact of soil health on the crop environment, water, light and nutrient use efficiency and how to build soils back up, especially in the arid west.
Rainfall Simulator Demonstration
Integrating Livestock For Better Soil Health
Darrin has completely redesigned his farming system to improve soil health and protect water quality in Pretty Prairie, Kansas. Finding that no-till alone was not enough to improve soil health, Darrin has turned to plant diversity, keeping the soil covered, keeping a living root in the soil and minimizing disturbance to improve soil structure and build organic matter. Darrin will cover how to integrate these principles into livestock grazing systems. He will also discuss how to get started with soil health practices, planning crop rotations and the resiliency of a biologically-focused system to drought and other stressors.
NRCS Program Updates: Christine Newton & Sylvia Hickenlooper
Boulder County Carbon Farming Projects Update: Mark Easter
City of Boulder Carbon Farming Projects Update: Brett KenCairn
Ground Level: Exploring Local Challenges & Solutions
Moderator: Vanessa McCracken
Panelists: David R. Montgomery, John Kempf, Darrin Unruh, Sondra Pierce, & Michael Moss
How can ag producers implement soil health practices locally? Hear local producers discuss challenges, explore solutions, and field questions from the audience.
Is Your Soil Weather-Ready?
Looking Forward: How Do We Get There From Here?
There is reason for hope. Dr. Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity’s ailing soil back to life remarkably fast. Growing a Revolution draws on visits to farms in the industrialized and developing world to show a new combination of farming practices that can deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions to problems farmers face today.
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