SALADO, Texas — Soil Regen, a soil health consulting and education company, is proud to announce Farming for the Future. The Farming for the Future workshop will be held on June 1 – 2, 2022, at the Shady Villa Hotel in Salado, TX. Farming for the Future provides an expected 150 farmers and ag professionals with a practical boots-on-the-ground educational experience. The workshop will provide actionable information about understanding your system to reduce inputs; weed and pest management in various operations; advanced regenerative techniques; and soil testing and nutrient management; and soil carbon and microbial dynamics.
Farming for the Future begins at 8:30 am at the Shady Villa Hotel with an opening address by Rick Clark, innovator and regenerative/organic farmer from Williamsport, IN. Rick Clark uses non-GMO seeds, crop diversity, and livestock to improve soils and reduce inputs for reduced cost of production. Rick will set the tone of the event by describing the concept of “farming green.” Attendees will then enjoy learning from regenerative farmer Adam Chappell, from Cotton Plant, AR. Adam raises cotton, soy, corn, and rice on he and his brothers farm using reduced seeding rates, cover crops, and other regenerative management techniques to reduce inputs and increase ROI. Following lunch, Russell Hedrick, first generation farmer from North Carolina, will then share his experience in regenerative farming, nutrient management, and diversifying his operations.
Throughout both days, we will feature farmer panels followed by “Shop Talk” sessions, where farmers can ask questions and steer the conversation to topics those in attendance want to discuss. The speakers and other regenerative ag leaders will provide transparency regarding their successes and failures to help with the details of implementing soil health practices and nutrient management on each farmer’s operation. To wrap up the day, attendees are invited to attend an exclusive networking social hour with the farmers, speakers, and soil health leaders at Barrow Brewing Company from 4:30 to 8 pm. Hecho en Queso will be on site for homemade Mexican Fusion food made to order.
Day two will begin with a keynote address from Rick Haney, developer of the Haney Test, former USDA-ARS researcher, and Chief Scientific Officer of Regen Ag Lab. Producers will then gain first-hand knowledge of soil testing for soil health and fertility from Lance Gunderson, owner of Regen Ag Lab. Participants then can experience the charm of Salado on their own for lunch. Following lunch, attendees will enjoy a keynote address from Rick Clark. Operators will then experience a panel discussion regarding nutrient management, followed by more “Shop Talk” sessions. The day will conclude at 4:30 pm.
Event Details: Farming for the Future
- Dates: June 1 – 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, June 2 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Location: Shady Villa Hotel, Salado, TX
Tickets: $150 for both days of education
Sponsorships are available at varying levels for booths, meal sponsorships, and farmer scholarships.
For inquiries and sponsorships contact: Liz Haney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 979-229-7538