RIVERSIDE, Iowa — Soil Regen, a soil health consulting and education company, and Continuum Ag, an agricultural consulting company, announce the inaugural BIG SOIL HEALTH EVENT. The BIG SOIL HEALTH EVENT will be held on December 6-7, 2021 at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa.
The BIG SOIL HEALTH EVENT begins at 9 am at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort with a keynote address by David Brandt, the father of regenerative agriculture. David grows corn, wheat and soy in Carroll, Ohio and uses cover crops extensively. He and his family run a diversified operation that includes Walnut Creek Seeds (cover crop seed) and have recently started selling heritage grain products. Attendees will then enjoy hearing from soil health experts Jerry Hatfield, retired NRCS, and Iowa natives Loran Steinlage and Mitchell Hora. Jessica Gnad of Great Plains Regeneration will follow by leading an Industry Panel discussion on sustainability programs. Producers will gain first-hand knowledge of soil testing for soil health, fertility, and carbon from Lance Gunderson, owner of Regen Ag Lab. To wrap up the day, attendees are invited to attend an exclusive networking social hour with farmers, speakers, and soil health leaders.
Day two will begin with a keynote address from Rick Clark, organic / regenerative farmer from Indiana. Russell Hedrick, first generation farmer from North Carolina, will then share his experience in regenerative farming, direct marketing, distilling and diversifying his operations. Following lunch, attendees will enjoy two special breakout sessions led by a diverse group of industry members, soil health advocates, and others. Sarah Varble, Liz Haney, Mitchell Hora and Russell Hedrick will be leading the breakout sessions that include information for new regenerative farmers, landowners, experienced regenerative farmers, and ag industry professionals. The breakouts are a boots-on-the-ground workshop including actionable sessions on integrating regenerative practices on your land, soil test data and interpretation, funding and incentive opportunities, carbon markets, and vertical integration and marketing.
Event Details: THE BIG SOIL HEALTH EVENT
- Dates: December 6 – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, December 7 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Location: Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Riverside, Iowa
Tickets: $100 for both days of education + meals and snacks
Sponsorships are available at varying levels for trade show, meal sponsorships, and farmer scholarships.
For inquiries and sponsorships contact: Liz Haney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 979-229-7538