Earn CCA credits, submit poster at first Iowa Soil Health Conference

January 13, 2016 2:34 PM
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Folks will have the opportunity to learn about building healthy soils on Feb. 2-3 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa at the Inaugural Iowa Soil Health Conference.

Producers, agronomists, faculty, scientists, students, and the public will have a chance to listen to invited speakers from the USDA and land-grant universities present research-based information on soil health topics, including: basic concepts of soil health, management strategies, soil conservation practices, managing and monitoring cover crop effects on soil health, and more.

Earn CCA credits
Attendees can earn up to 17 Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) soil and water continuing education credits. The Inaugural Iowa Soil Health Conference will be utilizing the Certified Crop Adviser app in order to record CEUs. For instructions and to download the app, please start here. For individuals without a smart phone, paper forms will be available for sign-in. Click here for a breakdown of CCA credits offered at each session.

Submit a poster
Participants are also invited to share their research across all disciplines related to soil health by submitting a poster for presentation. Guidelines for poster preparation and display can be found here.

How to register
Register online for the conference by Jan. 20 to take advantage of the early registration fee. 

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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...