Learn about building healthy soils in Iowa at the Soil Health Conference in February

October 14, 2015 4:26 PM
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By: Mahdi M Al-Kaisi

The Inaugural Soil Health Conference “Strategies for Building Healthy Soils” will be February 2-3, 2016 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa. The goal of this conference is to increase awareness and understanding of soil health as a pivotal measure to sustainable agriculture and environmental quality in Iowa. The conference has been approved for a total of 17 soil and water Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) credits. Click here for a list of speakers presenting at the conference.

Who should attend:

soil in hands

  • Farmers
  • Agricultural consultants
  • Agronomists
  • Extension professionals
  • Soil scientists and students
  • General public and policy makers

Topics will include:

  • The basic concepts of soil health
  • Management practices that build soil health
  • The relationship between soil health, soil sustainability and productivity
  • The role of conservation systems in building soil health
  • Soil health and climate change
  • Farmers perspectives on soil health

Visit the conference website to register. Early registration fee on or before January 16 is $150 per person. After January 16, the fee is $180. For questions about registration, contact Registration Services at 515 294-6222 or email registrations@iastate.edu.

Photo by: Jerry DeWitt