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The Soil Health Workshop is designed to be a practical hands-on work session.
Topics to be covered:
How to improve soil health
The benefits of improving soil health
The importance of Grazing Livestock on cover crops and its impact on soil health
Livestock and Poultry Integration.

Well known soil health speakers

[with practical, hands on experience] will be providing their valuable insights. The speakers include Dave Brandt [40+ years farming experience using cover crops, Carrollton, Ohio], Ray Archuleta [known as the Soil Guy, NCRS 31 years], Keith Berns [Green Cover Seed with 20+ years of no-till and cover crops, Bladen, NE], Doug Peterson and Candy Thomas [NCRS], and Darin Williams [6+ years no-till and cover crop farmer].

The cost is $50 if registered by July 31, 2016 or $75 at the door. Space is limited to 175 persons.

Registration can be at the following https://greencoverseed.wufoo.com/forms/soil-health-workshop/ or dnagfarms@gmail.com. Williams may be reached at 785-423-5398 for any questions.

The workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Williams’ farm, 2293 26th Road, Waverly, Ks.

Agenda
8:00-8:30 Registration at the Farm
8:30-10:30 Rain Simulator (Doug Peterson, NRCS & Candy Thomas, NRCS) Grazing, Fencing & Livestock (Brian Crowther & Darin Williams) Cover Crops (Keith Berns)
Poultry Integration (Nancy Williams & Jason Rourke)
10:30-11:00 Break and Move to Community Building
11:00-12:00 Keith Berns (Selecting the Right Cover Crops)
12:00-1:00 BBQ Lunch Provided, Wayne Hoener (Non-GMO Crops)
1:00-2:00 Ray Archuleta (Increased Soil Function Decreases Dependency on Chemical Inputs)
2:00-3:15 Dave Brandt (40+ Years of No-Till Experience Using Cover Crops to Your Advantage)
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:45 Darin Williams (Making a Difference with Livestock, Cover Crops and No-Till)
5:00 Soybean Plot Tour on your way out of town