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Soil Health Symposium Agenda

Pre-Conference Workshop - Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Start

End

12:00

1:00

REGISTRATION

1:00

1:15

WELCOME

1:15

2:45

“If We Huff and Puff, Will We Blow Your House Down?” – Jolene Brown, CSP, CPAE – Jolene Brown, LLC

2:45

3:00

BREAK

3:00

4:30

“If We Huff and Puff, Will We Blow Your House Down?” Continued 

Day 1 - Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

Start

End

7:30

9:00

REGISTRATION

9:00

9:15

WELCOME ADDRESS

9:15

10:30

Time for Change: A Compelling Argument for Regenerative Agriculture – Dr. Allen Williams – Understanding Ag, LLC

10:30

11:00

BREAK

11:00

12:30

Producer Plenary Panel: Soil Health and Grazing Management
Panelists: Bill Milton, Roundup, MT; Gene Goven, Turtle Lake, ND; Glenn Elzinga, Aldersprings Ranch, ID

12:30

1:45

LUNCH

2:00

3:15

BREAKOUT SESSION #1

What’s in Your Soil? : Understanding the Dynamics of Soil and the Critters at Work
Speakers: Jill Clapperton, Principal Scientist, founder, and owner of Rhizoterra Inc., Spokane, WA

Adaptive Stewardship: Grazing for Regeneration and Profitability
Speakers: Dr. Allen Williams – LLC, Understanding Ag, LLC

Marketing and Enterprising
Speakers: The Mannix Brothers Ranch, Helmville, Montana

3:15

3:45

BREAK

3:45

5:00

BREAKOUT SESSION #2

Building a Better Grazing System: Water, Fencing, and Other Tools
Speakers: Bill Milton, Roundup, MT; Gene Goven, Turtle Lake, ND

Dung Beetles on Regenerative vs. Conventional Grazing Systems
Speakers: Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, Agroecologist, South Dakota

From Ranch to Market
Speakers: Glenn Elzinga, Aldersprings Ranch, ID; Bart Morris, Oxbow Cattle, Missoula, MT

5:00

7:00

Evening Reception with Exhibitors

Day 2 - Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Start

End

7:00

8:00

BREAKFAST

8:00

8:15

WELCOME

8:15

10:15

The Principle of Biological Systems: Better Soil, Better Crops – Dan Kittredge – Bionutrient Food Association, Barre, MA

10:15

10:45

BREAK

10:45

12:00

BREAKOUT SESSION #3

Achieving Better Nutrient Management with the Haney Test
Speakers: Nick Ward, Ward Labs, Kearney, NE

Growing a Future in Montana; Farmers Panel
Speakers: Courtney Herzog, Columbus, MT; Bart Icopini, Hysham, MT; Cory Hawks, Chester, MT

Measuring Nutrients
Speakers: Dan Kittredge – Bionutrient Food Association, Barre, MA

12:00

1:15

LUNCH

1:15

3:00

2021 Keynote Closing: “Agriculture Now: Taking Opportunities Today for Lessons Learned Tomorrow”
Panelists: Dr. Allen Williams – Understanding Ag, LLC; Dan Kittredge – Bionutrient Food Association, Barre, MA

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