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SoilCon 2023 Washington Soil Health Week

February 14 @ 8:00 am - February 15 @ 12:00 pm

Free
SoiCon 2023

The Washington State Soil Health Initiative (WaSHI), with support from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE), is happy to announce SoilCon 2023. This free, virtual conference will bring research, extension, and production together to move soil health principles into practice. SoilCon 2023 will be held February 14th & 15th, with sessions running from 8:00am-12:00pm PST each day.

Soil health is trending topic in agricultural production and environmental resilience to climate change, but what does the latest research tell us and how can we put it into practice for regional systems? SoilCon aims to address these questions by explaining what metrics are used when assessing soil health, how these may change by production system and region, and management practices to support a resilient soil system. The topics will be relevant to agriculture or natural resource professionals, producers, consultants, University faculty and students, and interested members of the public.

For more information and to register for SoilCon 2023, visit the event site link. Attendance is free and open to all!

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SoilCon Sessions

Day 1
  • Washington Soil Health Initiative Overview with Molly McIlquham
  • History of Soil Amendments
  • Lightning Talks: Round 1
  • The Role of Carbon in Soil Health: An Ecosystem Perspective
  • The Role of Carbon in Soil Health: Building and Storing Carbon
  • Cover Crop Economics with Michael Brady
  • The Role of Nitrogen in Soil Health: A Microbial Focus with Teal Potter
  • The Role of Nitrogen in Soil Health: An Amendment Focus with Maren Friesen
  • Key Takeaways from Day 1

Opening of Day 1

  • Lightning Talks: Round 2
  • Producer Perspectives Panel
  • Sustainable Farms and Fields Update
  • Academic Roundtable
  • Lightning Talks: Round 3
  • Resource Roundup

Sponsors

  • Washington Soil Health Initiative
  • Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
  • WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Washington Soil Health Initiative

Details

Start:
February 14 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 15 @ 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://pheedloop.com/wasoilcon23/site/home/

Venue

Virtual