The 2014 Soil Health Conference will be held at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center Jan. 23 and 24.
The final agenda for the event was released last week.
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 Bauder, 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 p.m. lunch catered by C&J Restaurant; 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; 2:30-2:45 break; 2:45-3:15, "Cover Crops for Forage," Joe Brummer; 3:15-4 "The Carbon Cycle," Dave Dearstyne and Charles Peackci; 4-5 question-and-answer session 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 Summary of three-year strip till vs. conventional till, Eric Wardle and Troy Bauder; 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 with Gail Fuller; 4- conference wrap-up with Mike Collins.blog comments powered by Disqus