The 2014 Soil Health Conference will be held at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center on Jan. 23 and 24.
Organizers with Delta County Economic Development say this year's event will feature more equipment displays and "hands on" types of information for ag producers to augment the practical experience, sharing, science and theory the event has always featured in the past.
According to Jerry Allen, project coordinator with the Shavano Conservation District, pre-registration is recommended. "Pre-registration is strongly encouraged this year so use the link to do that ASAP," he advised in a recent announcement.
The agenda released by organizers is as follows:
Keynote speakers are Brendon Rockey, Rockey Farms of Colorado; Gail Fuller, Fuller Farms of Kansas; Eric Wardle and Troy Bouder, CSU; Keith Burns, Green Cover Seed of Nebraska; Dave Zimmerer with Schlagel Equipment; Mike Peterson with Orthman Equipment; also farmers from Fort Collins including Troy Seaworth and Mike Steiben.
The two-day program is scheduled to proceed as follows:
Thursday, Jan. 23 — 8-8:30 a.m. Welcome, Recognition of Sponsors Mike Collins; 8:30-10:30 "Symphony of the Soil" Brendon Rockey; 10:30-10:45 break, please visit vendor booths; 10:45-noon "Farming in Nature's Image" Gail Fuller; noon-1:00 lunch catered by C&J's Cafe; 1-2 p.m. Planning and Building A Multi-Species Diverse Cover Crop Mix Keith Burns; 2-2:30 Selenium Task Force Sonja Chavez de Baca; 2:30-3 The Importance of Carbon, Dr. Ron Godin; 3-4 Cover Crops for Forage, Joe Brummer; 4-5 Day one review and speaker wrap-up Mike Collins.
Friday, Jan. 24 — 8-8:30 a.m. Welcome and recap of the day before Mike Collins; 8:30-10 Summarize their three-year strip till vs. conventional till Eric Wardle and Troy Bouder; 10-noon Tillage Under Furrow Irrigation Dave Zimmerer and Mike Petersen; noon-1 p.m. lunch catered by Daveto's Italian Restaurant; 1-2 p.m. Equipment Demonstrations/Questions; 2-3 Making Strip Till Work Mike Stieben, Troy Seaworth; 3-4 Continuing the Discussion Gail Fuller; 4- Conference wrap up discussions Mike Collins.blog comments powered by Disqus