10-10-17 NRCS-CO: “The Soil Revolution – Digging Deeper” in Longmont on Dec 14th…

NRCS-CO: “The Soil Revolution – Digging Deeper” in Longmont on Dec 14th

Join us December 14, 2017, at the Plaza Convention Center in Longmont, Colorado, for the “The Soil Revolution: Digging Deeper.” Based on the success of the March 2017 Soil Revolution Conference, we invite you to dig deeper into the science, benefits and practical applications of farming for soil health.

Third-generation biotic specialty potato farmer Brendon Rockey of Rockey Farms in Center, Colorado, will deliver the keynote address. Brendon’s approach focuses on supporting flourishing ecosystems. He will be joined by producers from Boulder County, the State of Colorado and the southwestern United States. Other soil health experts from the USDA-NRCS and Colorado State University will share their expertise.

Only living things can have health. Soil is alive, let’s help it thrive.

Join the Revolution this December.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be included. Registration opens soon.

www.SoilRev.org

Schedule

7:00am-8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am-8:15am

Welcome  Lauren Kolb

8:15am-9:15am

Keynote Address  Brendon Rockey

9:15am-9:45am

Break & Visit Sponsors

9:45am-10:45am

Armor the Living Skin – Why and how to cover the soil and disturb it less while maximizing return on investment

Breakout Sessions

10:50am-11:50am

“Plants Fix Dirt:” It’s Alive Under There – indicators of soil biology, how to activate that biology and what is the return on investment  Tim Becker

Panel – Michael MossJohn BrownMatt Wallenstein

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Don’t Stop with Just One Crop – practices and tools to succeed with cover crops

Breakout Sessions

2:00pm-2:30pm

Break & Visit Sponsors

2:30pm-3:15pm

Research and Incentives

  • Boulder County Carbon Sequestration Update – Mark Easter
  • Financial Assistance from the NRCS – Jon Wicke
  • Carbon Markets
3:15pm-4:00pm
4:00pm-5:00pm

Sponsors Giveaways & Social Hour

Submitted to The BARN by:

Sylvia Hickenlooper

Soil Conservationist

Longmont USDA -NRCS Field Office

9595 Nelson Road Box D

Longmont, CO 80501

(720) 378-5526 DIRECT

(720) 378-5533 MAIN OFFICE

sylvia.hickenlooper@co.usda.gov