Cultivating soil productivity and health
The Soil Management Summit emphasizes proven farmer experience and applied science. Straight from the fields, learn how heavier, colder soils aren’t necessarily the challenge they’re made out to be. Hear from long-time no-till, reduced tillage, and cover crop farmers as they share their experiences, so you can be spared the same hard-learned lessons.
The summit features presentations and Q&A with researchers, farmers and agricultural advisors, information from sponsors, and conversations with farmers experienced in different soil health practices.
Those who attend the entire conference can earn Certified Crop Adviser continuing education units (CEUs).
Registration scholarships will be available for interested producers. Contact Shane Bugeja for more information, email@example.com.
For more information about this event, contact Jodi DeJong-Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Soil Management Summit is presented by University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Office for Soil Health.
December 7-8 at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, Minn.
Our format includes plenty of opportunities to interact with experienced producers and researchers. Break-out sessions provide presentations from researchers and practitioners. Table talk discussions give you a chance to ask questions of practitioners and specialists and panels of farmers and agronomists will share their practical experiences.
As a sponsor for the Soil Management Summit, you will network, gain exposure, and market directly to customers who are interested in successfully reducing their tillage or incorporating cover crops into their system.
Our in-person event draws between 200-250 attendees each year who are all interested in a range of topics related to soil health, soil management, and farm transfer. Most of our attendees are full-time farmers, and many are Ag advisors who support hundreds of farmers.
As a sponsor, we invite you to share promotional materials and videos to show throughout the conference during breaks, the welcome, and the closing talk.
The Soil Management Summit features multiple ways to learn. Here are some of the topics lined up for this year:
- A panel of featured farmers — hear from the folks who have boots on the ground.
- Breakout sessions featuring presentations on:
- Fertility considerations with various soil health practices.
- Understanding and harnessing soil biology.
- Utility of biological amendments.
- Disease and weed considerations in cover crop systems.
- Analyzing and applying manure and compost.
- Economics of various soil health practices.
- Managing water in soil health cropping systems.
- Table talks — small group discussion time led by researchers, farmers and other ag professionals.
- Panel of consultants who advise and support soil health practices.
- Built-in time for networking and visiting the tradeshow.
Check back for the conference agenda.
Registration information coming soon.
A block of rooms has been set aside at Arrowwood Resort until November 6 at the conference rate of $109 plus tax.
Call Arrowwood at 866-386-5263 or 320-762-1124 and request a reservation for the University of Minnesota Soil Management Summit.
“The best part of the meeting was the networking with growers from a wide array of operations and listening to the top-notch speakers that were presenting.”
“This is one of the best conferences I have been to. It is run like a well-oiled machine.”
“Having so many differing opinions and experts in one place, if you had a question to ask, someone there would have an answer for you or find the answer.”