Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop
Thursday, March 22, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2000 W. 5th Street | Marshfield, WI
At the Healthy Soil, Healthy Water Workshop, farmers and others in the Wisconsin River Basin will hear firsthand from individuals involved in locally-led efforts to build soil health, conserve nutrients, reduce erosion, and improve water quality.
Keynote speakers will share context for our local healthy soil, healthy water efforts. Morning talks will address the broader issue of healthy soils (what they are and why they impact your bottom line), the Wisconsin River water quality project, and success stories from producer-led groups across the state. Afternoon speakers and panels will address on-farm efforts to improve soil health, and ways that communities can build local partnerships to grow the healthy soil movement.
AGENDA (Printable Flyer)
8:30AM Registration (Registration link- registration fee $25 includes hot lunch, snacks, and materials)
9:00 AM Welcome: Becca Bauer- UW Wood County
9:15 AM Healthy Soil = Healthy Farms = Healthy Waters*
10:00 AM Restoring the Wisconsin River – We All Play a Role*
10:30 AM Success Stories from Wisconsin Producer-Led Councils*
11:00 AM Q&A
1:00 PM Economics of Soil Health*
1:45 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Breakout A Topic: Agronomics of Soil Health
Breakout B Topic – Building Lasting Partnerships
2:45PM Closing remarks
3:00PM Adjourn- Optional equipment demos outside
MANY THANKS TO OUR FINANCIAL SPONSORS