Soil health is the foundation for a vibrant and stronger agriculture system and economy. That’s one of the many reasons why Iowa State University is organizing its second annual Soil Health Conference at the Scheman Building on campus in Ames February 16-17, 2017. This conference is organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Department of Agronomy.
The theme of the 2017 Soil Health Conference is Building Soil Health for Healthy Environment and Farm Profitability in Iowa and the Midwest.
The conference will offer:
Research-based information. During the two-day conference, research-based information addressing the soil health principles and management practices for best decision-making for building healthy soils, sustainable agriculture, and clean environment will be presented.
Speakers from land-grant universities and USDA. The Soil Health Conference will host a number of renowned scientists, agronomists, framers, and conservationists as conference speakers. Information will be provided by scientists from land-grant universities, USDA-ARS, USDA-NRCS, farmers and agriculture sector.
A wide range of topics. Presentations at the conference will address concerns and interests of farmers, agronomists, agricultural consultants, soil scientists, extension professionals, and policy makers who are interested in learning about soils for sustainable agriculture.
Posters on research and education. Posters on research and education addressing management practices and their effects on soil health will be displayed during the two days of the soil health conference.
CCA credits. This conference will provide an opportunity to certified crop advisors who are eligible to earn continued education credits in soil and water by attending many breakout sessions.
The early registration fee is $175 on or before February 1. You can register online at this link . Click here to view a preliminary conference program, and catch highlights from the 2016 Soil Health Conference in this video. Join the discussion on Twitter and keep up on conference announcements using the hashtag #2017SHC.
For more information about the conference, contact Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Professor, Soil Management/Environment, ISU; Phone: 515-294-8304; firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration information, please contact Registration Services, Iowa State University, Phone: 515-294-6222; email@example.com.
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