Farmers, scientists and industry to speak at 2017 Soil Health Conference

January 27, 2017 8:04 AM
Blog Post

The second annual Soil Health Conference will be held in Ames, Iowa at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University on February 16-17, 2017.

This two-day soil health conference will host a number of renowned scientists, agronomists, farmers, and agriculture business personnel as conference speakers. Presentations by scientists from land-grant universities, USDA-ARS, USDA-NRCS, and the agriculture sector 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.

  • Speakers include Steven Shafer, Chief Scientific Officer of the Soil Health Institute (effective May 2016); David Archer, research agriculturist with USDA-ARS, Kristine Nichols, soil microbiologist for USDA, and Richard Cruse, professor of soil science in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. View a complete list of conference speakers here

soil in handsCCA credits, poster presentation
This conference will provide an opportunity to Certified Crop Advisers who are eligible to earn continued education credits in soil and water by attending many breakout sessions. Students, scientists, faculty, agronomists, and researchers are invited to submit a poster that shares research across all disciplines related to soil health for the the poster presentation at the 2017 Soil Health Conference. First, second, and third place winners will each receive a monetary award.

Register by Feb. 1
Registration is currently open. Sign up by Feb. 1 to save $35 on the registration fee. Register online and visit the 2017 Soil Health Conference website to view the preliminary conference program and speakers.

Please save the date for February 16-17, 2017 and take advantage of this opportunity to learn about soil health and network with other professionals.

Author: 

Mahdi Al-Kaisi Professor of Soil Management/ Environment

Mahdi Al-Kaisi is a professor of agronomy and extension soil and water specialist at Iowa State University. His current research and extension in soil management and environment focuses on the effects of crop rotation, tillage systems, residue management, and nitrogen input on soil carbon dynamic...