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Conference highlights soil health and tillage

“By improving our soil’s health, farmers can expect better water management, reduced erosion and a higher return on investment,” says Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension educator and coordinator for the 2019 Conservation Tillage Conference. University of Minnesota Extension along with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Minnesota Office for Soil Health will host the conference on December 17-18 in St. Cloud, Minn. at the Holiday Inn Conference Center.

The conference will offer practical, hands-on information on techniques to improve soil health and productivity. "Whether you are a novice crop consultant or experienced in improving soil health, this conference is for you," says DeJong-Hughes. “Learn how heavier, colder soils aren’t necessarily the challenge they’re made out to be.”

David Lobb, University of Manitoba, an expert in the economic impact of wind erosion, will present the opening keynote.

  • Interact with speakers and industry professionals at informal table talks.
  • Conservation farmers and skilled crop consultants will discuss using multiple methods to improve soil health and your bottom line during expert panel sessions.
  • Hear from experienced no-till, reduced tillage, and cover crop farmers as they share their hard-learned knowledge.
  • More than 20 vendors representing equipment, products and services will be on-site throughout both days.

See the conference page for the full agenda and registration information.

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