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Regenerate, Restore, Reclaim

July 15, 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wetmore, KS
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The Delaware, Tuttle Creek, and Middle Kansas WRAPS are presenting a soil health workshop entitled “Regenerate, Restore, Reclaim”.  It will be held at the Wetmore American Legion Hall on July 15th, with the doors opening at 9:30am, and presentations beginning at 10:00am. A lunch will be catered by the Dinner Bell Restaurant as well.  We have brought together, with the help of Soil Regen, a wonderful group of speakers:

David Brandt

  • David credits several cover crops, most of them legumes, with amazing increases in organic matter, sharply reduced fertilizer costs, elimination of soil compaction, mellower soils and deeper water infiltration.
  • He has been no-tilling since 1975, and started utilizing cover crops in 1978.
  • He has turned soils that were a yellowish clay into a dark brown, with unbelievable aggregation and porosity.
  • His presentation demonstrates not only his tremendous knowledge of no-till, cover crops, and planting green, but he also discusses his high levels of profitability enabled by these practices.

Dr. Jerry Hatfield

  • Jerry is originally from NE Kansas, having received his BS in Agronomy from K-State, an MS in Agronomy from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in Agricultural Climatology and Statistics from Iowa State.
  • He is the former Laboratory Director of the USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.
  • His focus was on the evaluation of farming systems and their response to water and nitrogen interactions across soils and the evaluation of remote sensing methods to quantify spatial variation within fields for application to risk management tools.
  • He will discuss the science behind what makes no-till/cover crops/regenerative ag work.

Dr. Rick Haney

  • Rick has a BS in Biology from SW Oklahoma State University, as well as an MS in Soil Fertility and a PhD in Soil Chemistry/Microbial Ecology from Texas A&M University.
  • He is one of the scientists that developed the “Haney Soil Test”, which uses weak organic acids similar to those secreted by microbes and exuded by plant roots, to gives us a more accurate representation of the plant-available nutrients in the soil.
  • His work routinely addressed the difference between the economic and agronomic rates of Nitrogen, showing us that we can almost always make more money with lower N rates than what is normally recommended.
  • If you’re concerned about high nitrogen prices, you should be in attendance!

Dr. Liz Haney

  • Liz has a BS, MS, and PhD from Texas A&M University, and is also a co-developer of the “Haney Soil Test”.
  • She is a soil and ecosystem scientist with experience in regenerative agriculture education, soil health testing and analyses, carbon and conservation practice modeling/research and development.
  • One of her areas of specialty is “biological intelligence”.
  • She focuses on ways for farmers to be more profitable utilizing regenerative ag principles, and by increasing the percentage of margins returned to the farmer through reduced participation of “middlemen” in the food system.
  • She is the CEO of Soil Regen.

Please register at the Soil Regen website:   https://www.agsoilregen.com/event-info/regenerate-restore-reclaim


July 15, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
American Legion, Wetmore, KS
282 2nd St
Wetmore, KS 66550 United States
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Soil Regen