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Soil conference in Delta Feb. 11-12

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The sixth annual Western Slope Soil Health Conference will be held on Feb. 11-12 at the Delta Center for Performing Arts, 822 Grand Avenue in Delta. This conference is designed to educate producers, orchardists, ranchers, government officials and the broad community about ways to increase organic matter and increase the health of our soils by using cover crop, green manure, grazing, composting, entomology and other sustainable practices.

Nationally renowned speakers Gabe Brown and Jay Fuhrer will highlight the 2016 conference. The conference will feature a mixture of keynote speakers, 2015 local cover crop date and testing information, as well as breakout sessions. Brown will present "Holistic Regeneration of Our Lands, a Producer's Prospective." Fuhrer will present "It's Not Just Dirt Anymore!" Local experts Katie Alexander and Steve Woodis will discuss the local cover crop results, which will provide details on a number of local producers who utilize cover crops.

Understanding that soil is a treasure, Delta County Economic Development, in conjunction with NRCS, and local conservation districts as well as individuals active in the agricultural community have come together to prepare the sixth annual Western Slope Soil Health Conference. DCED is the fiscal and administrative agent for the Western Slope Soil Health Conference.

For more information please visit www.westerncoloradosoilhealth.com or call DCED at 874-4992.

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