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


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...