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2019 SD Soil Health Coalition Soil Health Conference & Annual Meeting

BROOKINGS, S.D. - All are invited to attend the 2019 South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) Soil Health Conference & Annual Meeting January 22 at the Brookings Days Inn (2500 6th Street) and January 23 at Club 71 in the at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (1396 Stadium Rd) on the campus of South Dakota State University, in Brookings.

“The SDSHC annual conference is a great opportunity to interact and learn from some of the leading regional and national experts in the soil health field,” said David Kringen, SDSU Extension Water Resources Field Specialist.

The event is free to all 2019 SDSHC members and $25 for non-members. The registration fee includes a 2019 membership and meals.


January 22, 2019: Brookings Days Inn (2500 6th Street)

6:30 p.m. Registration

7 p.m. Welcome

7:15 p.m. Rebuilding Our Soils - Keith Berns, Green Cover Seeds, Bladen, Neb. 

8:15 p.m. Meet and Greet with the Speakers - SDSHC board and Voices for Soil Health

January 23, 2019: Club 71 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium on the campus of SDSU (1396 Stadium Rd) 

8-9 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m. Opening by SDSHC

9:30 a.m. Adaptive Stewardship: How To Use The Powers Of Observation & Intuition To Work In Synchrony With Nature - Allen Williams, Soil Health Consultants LLC.
10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Carbonomics - Keith Berns, Green Cover Seeds, Bladen, Neb. 

11:45 a.m. Lunch - Year in Review

12:45 p.m. Remarks - John Killefer, Dean, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences South Dakota State University

1 p.m. Making Management Decisions At The Ecosystem Level: Stopping The Bleeding - Dwayne Beck, Dakota Lakes Research Farm 

2 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. Producer Panel - Jesse Hall, Arlington; Craig and Gene Stehly, Mitchell; Matt Bainbridge, Ethan and Kurt Stiefvater, Salem

3:30 p.m. SDSHC Annual Meeting

To register and for more information, visit the Soil Health Coalition website or contact Cindy Zenk, Soil Health Coalition Coordinator, at 605.280.4190.

Registration is due by January 16 and also accepted the day of the event.

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits will be available for attendees of this event.