A Minnesota-wide Video Conference Workshop on Soil Health
Restoring the Soil Resource: Insuring for Resiliency & Profit, a Minnesota-wide video conference workshop on soil health will take place September 21, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m at 7 sites across Minnesota.
Through video conferencing technology, attendees and speakers at seven locations across Minnesota - listed below - will be able to participate in what promises to be an informative and stimulating workshop on the importance of soil health to all agricultural sectors, the economic and ecological benefits of focusing on soil health and the principles and practices that are key to achieving the good health soil needed to produce healthy plants, healthy feed, health animals and healthy people.
Morris is the main site of the workshop but you can also attend at St. Paul, Rochester, Lamberton, Crookston, Staples or Cloquet. (Workshop Schedule and Full Location and Guest Speaker Information.)
To register, go to the online event registration page where you may select the location at which you would like to attend and pay by credit card through PayPal. Or, if you prefer to pay by check and mail in your registration, download the printable registration form. Registreation fee includes lunch and handout materials. Registrations are due by September 18.
NOTE: They are also applying for continuing education credits for certified crop advisors. See the registration information for details.
Workshop Sponsors include: UDSA Risk Management Agency, Walton Family Foundation, Land Stewardship Project, MN Natural Resource Conservation Service, MN Grazing Lands Conservation Association, MN Department of Agriculture, Sustainable Farming Association, Albert Lea Seed, Anez Consulting Millborn Seed, Chippewa River Watershed Project, Lincoln County Corn & Soybean Growers Association and Todd County SWCD, and NCR-SARE.
This workshop is being organized by Land Stewardship Project (LSP), Minnesota Grazing Lands Conservation Association (MN GLCA), Minnesota Natural Resource Conservation Service (MN NRCS) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and along with West Central Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Midwest Forage Association, Pope County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA-ARS North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory, Glenwood office of MN Department of Natural Resources and Chippewa River Watershed Project.