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In person: “Soil is a Living System” w/Dr. Christine Jones & Green Cover

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm UTC-5

Soil is a Living System

Date: Wednesday, May 29 – Thursday, May 30

Registration on Wednesday starts at 8:30 at the fairgrounds. Thursday will begin at 8:30 with breakfast at Green Cover. We will conclude around 3:30 on Thursday.


Webster County Fairgrounds
459 North Crescent Street
Bladen, NE 68928

Green Cover
918 Road X
Bladen, NE 68928

Cost: $150/person

Meals: Lunch and dinner on Wednesday and breakfast and lunch on Thursday will be provided.

Hotels: Hampton Inn in Hastings, NE is offering a group rate. Use this link to get your discounted room rate. The Group Code is 90A

Want more info? Check out our event webpage for more details.

Plan to bring a lawn chair, a spade, and a refractometer if you have one!

Check out our 4 part video series featuring Dr.Christine Jones discussing “Secrets of the Soil Sociobiome”, “The Phosphorus Paradox”, “The Nitrogen Solution”, and”Cover Cropping for Carbon Capture in Vineyards and Orchards”.

Day 1 – Morning (Webster County Fairgrounds)

  • Registration starts at 8:30 am
  • Keith Berns: 7 Freebies for Farmers
  • Dr. Christine Jones: Understanding the Symbiotic Relationships Between Plants and Soil Microbes

Day 1 – Afternoon (Fairgrounds and Green Cover Test Plots)

  • Lunch
  • Dr. Christine Jones: Activating Biological Pathways to Improve Soil Structure, Soil Carbon, Nutrient Status and Moisture Retentions
  • Farmer Panel
  • Tour of Green Cover facilities
  • Social at Providence Lake with a picnic and yard games

Day 2 – Morning (Green Cover Test Plots)

  • Breakfast in the field at 8:30 am
  • Dr. Christine Jones Field Observations
  • Plot Tour Rotations

Day 2 – Afternoon (Green Cover Test Plots)

  • Lunch
  • Field Observation Walks
  • Planting and roller crimping demonstrations


Webster County Fairgrounds
459 North Crescent Street
Bladen, NE 68928 United States
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