Soil Health Expo
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
The planning committee is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and the impact it may have on our event in September. Registrants will continue to receive updates about the event throughout the summer and we will communicate any changes to format as soon as possible.
Learn how to economically integrate no-till, strip-till, and cover crops into your system from experienced farmers.
- Soil fertility
- Nutrient management
- How to integrate cover crops into reduced till operations
- True cost of field erosion
A farmer panel will discuss the challenges that local producers face when striving to improve soil health. Lastly, watch some equipment get dirty in the side–by–side equipment demonstrations presented by regional and national manufacturers of cover crop interseeders, strip-till implements, and no-till planters.
The Expo is a collaboration between the Rollofson family, Grant Soil and Water Conservation District, the University of Minnesota - Extension, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the Pomme de Terre River Association.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, there is no cost to attend this event.
Pre-registration is requested to help with meals, grounds planning, and updates concerning changes in the agenda.
Soil Health Expo details
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Registration|
|9:00 - 9:10 a.m.||Welcome(Start under big tent and move to stations)|
|9:10 - 9:40 a.m.||1||Benefits & Challenges of NT/ST
Ten Acre Plot Discussion- Plot layout, Economics, Fertility, Introduction
Presented by Chad Rollofson, Jared House
|9:50 - 10:20 a.m.||2||Cover Crop DiscussionPresented by Ed Heglund, John Lederman|
|10:30 - 11:00 a.m.||3||Fertility & Nutrient Management within Various Soil Health Systems
Presented by Gregg Stoen, Paul Groneberg
|11:10 a.m. - 11:40 p.m.||4||Erosion is Costing You More Than You Think
Presented by Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Nic Jelinski (UofM professor)
|11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m||Lunch
FFA Student demo table
|12:30 - 1:00 p.m.||5||Farmer Panel - Transition to NT/ST
Olson Farms, Scott Olson, Tim Koosmann, Greg Fynboh
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||Equipment Field Demonstration
Cover crop seeders, No-till planters, Strip tillers
Farmer-made interseeder, Carson Klosterman (Interseeder and ST), ETS (ST), Orthman (ST), Kuhn Krause (ST)