Great Plains Regeneration hosts soil health workshop in Pratt, Kansas
Great Plains Regeneration is hosting the PrairieFood Forum and Soil Health Workshop with PrairieFood and Soil Regen November 15-16 in Pratt. The conference will focus on converting waste biomass into safe, valuable and high carbon products for agriculture.
The workshop will demonstrate the use of cover crops, soil tests and carbon-rich amendments to improve soil health. Speakers include Trish Jackson, Ph.D. of PrairieFood, and Russell Hedrick, Jimmy Emmons, nationally renowned Oklahoma regenerative farmer, and Todd Tobin, local farmer.
Panel discussions moderated by Jessica Gnad of Great Plains Regeneration will provide an opportunity to reinvent agriculture and learn about new profit opportunities from industry leaders. The two days will be devoted to practical demonstrations of soil health by Candy Thomas, regional soil health specialist for the NRCS. This two-day event changes gears on Tuesday with a workshop on soil health by Liz Haney, Ph.D., who launched Soil Regen to focus on land regeneration, reclamation and restoration using the principles of soil health.
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Growers will gain first-hand knowledge of soil testing for soil health and carbon cultivation from Regen Ag Lab owner Lance Gunderson. Others will talk about using a systems approach to agricultural practices for soil health and gaining practical knowledge in the field regarding amendment applications, including timing and rates, as well as return on investment for soil health practices and amendments.
PrairieFood produces a micro-carbon rich soil amendment from readily available biomass waste sources such as feedlot manure. By turning waste into food, PrairieFood wants to bring sustainability through healthy soils in agriculture.
Soil Regen is a consulting company led by soil health experts who seek to provide hands-on, on-the-job training not only to farmers, but also to landowners and industry professionals.
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To register, visit www.prairiefood.com. Great Plains Regeneration is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with farmers and ranchers to increase adoption of healthy soil practices to regenerate natural resources, enhance biodiversity and support resilience. human and socio-economic. At the heart of this mission is the facilitation of farmer-led soil health education.