Schedule

Soil Health U 2018 Agenda

Day 1
Doors Open 10:00 AM Morning breaks and lunch on your own.
Sessions 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM 1. Bill Spiegel
2. Sheldon Hightower
1. Welcome
2. What Is Soil Health & Why Does It Matter?
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Producer Panel Producer Panel #1*: How Our Farm Has Adopted Soil Health Practices *Ben Cramer; Darin Unruh; Robin Griffeth; Mark Watson; Larry Manhart—Q&A Farmer to Farmer
Change Sessions 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Breakout #1 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 1. Brendon Rockey
2. Anita Dille
3. Jeremy Wilson
4. Michael Bredeson
5. Ted & Brian Alexander
1. Biotic Farming: Fundamentals and Applications
2. Weed Suppression with Cover Crops
3. Pathways into Soil Health and Regeneration
4. Farm Like an Architect: Interseeding Cover Crops to Manage Beneficial & Pest Communities
5. Landscape Management, Focused on Soil Health
Trade Show 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Rainfall Simulator
Closing Keynote 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1. Dave Brandt
2. Q&A with Speakers
1. Diverse Cover Crops & How to Manage Them
2. Interactive Q&A
Day 2
Session 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
1. Bill Spiegel
2. Sheldon Hightower
1. Welcome
2. What Is Soil Health & Why Does It Matter?
Opening Keynote 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Dan Forgey A Farmer’s Approach to Soil Health
Change Sessions 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Breakout #2 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 1. Producer Panel
2. Paul Jasa
3. Darin Unruh
4. Shawn Tiffany
5. Ted & Brian Alexander
1. Producer Panel #2 **: From No-Till to Tillage—Now What? **Dan Schultz; Shane New; Darrell Kaiser; Andrew Sigle, Scott Sigle—Q&A Farmer to Farmer
2. Systems Approach to No-Till & Soil Health
3. 5 Principles of Soil Health & Regenerative Agriculture
4. Soil Health as a Driver of Flexibility & Profitability
5. Landscape Management, Focused on Soil Health
Trade Show 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Rainfall Simulator
Breakout #3 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM 1. Jeremy Wilson
2. Carter Johnson
3. Mark Watson
4. Michael Bredeson
5. B. Rockey & L. Krizansky
1. Pathways into Soil Health and Regeneration
2. Profitable Prairie Restoration: Back to the Future?
3. Following the Path Toward Soil Health
4. Farm Like an Architect: Interseeding Cover Crops to Manage Beneficial & Pest Communities
5. Carbon to Cash
Lunch/Trade Show 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Breakout #4 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 1. Ray Ward
2. K. Ethridge & T. Roth
3. Shane New
4. Andrew Sigle
5. B. Rockey & L. Krizansky
1. Improving Soil Health Using the Haney Soil Health Test
2. Soil Health 101
3. It’s the Soil, Stupid
4. Designing a Livestock Grazing and Watering System
5. Carbon to Cash
Trade Show 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout #5 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM 1. Michael Thompson
2. Carter Johnson
3. Nick Ward
4. Lucinda Stuenkel
5. Producer Panel #1 & 2
1. Building a Better Soil
2. Profitable Prairie Restoration: Back to the Future?
3. What is Soil Testing’s Role in Soil Health?
4. Farming With Less Muscle Producer
5. Interactive Round Table
Change Sessions 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Keynote 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Dale Strickler But I Can’t Afford to Make My Soil Better