NORTHEASTERN COLORADO PROGRESSIVE AG SYMPOSIUM

This is a great opportunity to explore new ideas in the world of agriculture. Speakers include educators, industry professionals, government officials as well as farmers and ranchers like you!

IRRIGATION
GRAZING LAND
CROPS
SOIL HEALTH

JOIN US FOR THIS 2-DAY EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL EVENT.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD & THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH
8 AM – 5 PM / DOUBLE TREE HOTEL / GREELEY, CO

RSVP TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THIS FREE EVENT!

Lunch is included when you RSVP by October 22nd.

REGISTER HERE

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Jill Clapperton PhD

Jill Clapperton PhD is the Principal Scientist and Owner of Rhizoterra Inc, she is an internationally recognized educator on how to create, measure, and maintain healthy productive soils that produce tasty nutrient dense food. Jill has a PhD in Plant Ecophysiology, and worked as the Rhizosphere Ecologist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for 16 years before founding Rhizoterra Inc (a USA based company). Jill was a board member for the Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association for 5 years coordinating the Farmed Smart Program that certifies farms as Sustainable and Regenerative. Rhizoterra is a partner in Our Grounded Growth, Harvest Today, and Prolific Earth Sciences. Jill acts as a scientific advisor to the Bionutrient Institute supporting research for farmers that have healthy soils and grow nutrient dense food. Rhizoterra Inc is an international food security consulting company guiding people, organizations, and corporations as they endeavor to create and measure healthy productive soils that grow tasty nutrient dense food in a way that honours our farming culture, regenerates arable lands, and sustains environmental integrity.

Jimmy Emmons

Jimmy Emmons is an international leader in the soil health movement. Jimmy served as the regional coordinator for USDA’s Farm Production and Conservation Program. He recently joined the Oklahoma Conservation Commission as its Soil Health Mentoring Coordinator. Jimmy and wife Ginger manage 2,000 cropland acres and 5,000 rangeland acres with regenerative agriculture techniques in Dewey County, Oklahoma. Their “annual rainfall is 20 inches, give or take 20 inches,” says Jimmy. They received Oklahoma’s first Leopold Conservation Award in 2017. The Leopold Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. Jimmy has served as President of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and on the board of the Dewey County Conservation District.

2021 SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

Wednesday, November 3rd

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration Open in Lobby

8:30-9:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jill Clapperton – Benefits of Healthy Soil (Centennial A)

9:30-10:30 a.m.
SOUTH PLATTE

Soil Analysis & Understanding the Test Results:
Dr. Nick Ward – Ward Labs

CACHE LA POUDRE

Moisture – An efficient system of farming in the Great Plains that actually makes money:
Dale Stickler

UNC BEARS

The Irrigated Farmer Experience:
Rob Johnson

CENTENNIAL A

Research & New Developments in Soil Health:
Jim Ippolito

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Visit the Vendors

11:00-12:00 a.m.
SOUTH PLATTE

Land Institute Intro – Perennial Grains & Kerza:
Tessa Peters

CACHE LA POUDRE

Farming with No-Till:
Nate Northup

UNC BEARS

Colorado Dept. of Ag – Soil Health Program:
Ryan Taylor

CENTENNIAL A

Digging into the Dirty Details of Strip-Till:
Mike Petersen

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch in Centennial A

1:00-2:00 p.m.
SOUTH PLATTE

Wildlife Habitat Impacts:
Noe Marymor

CACHE LA POUDRE

Soil Microbiom:
Jill Clapperton

UNC BEARS

CANCELLATION DUE TO FEDERAL COVID RULES

CENTENNIAL A

Biotic Farming Fundamentals:
Brendon Rockey

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Visit the Vendors

2:30-3:30 p.m.
SOUTH PLATTE

SPEAKER CANCELLATION DUE TO FEDERAL COVID RULES

CACHE LA POUDRE

MAD AG – Soil Microbiome:
Clark Harshbarger

UNC BEARS

SPEAKER CANCELLATION DUE TO FEDERAL COVID RULES

CENTENNIAL A

Biotic Farming Fundamentals:
Brendon Rockey

Thursday, November 4th

8:30-9:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jimmy Emmons – Long Live the Soil, Why We Should Care (Centennial A)

DATE/TIME

9:30-10:30 a.m.
SOUTH PLATTE

Soil Analysis & Understanding the Test Results:
Dr. Nick Ward – Ward Labs

CACHE LA POUDRE

Digging into the Dirty Details of Strip-Till:
Mike Petersen

UNC BEARS

The Irrigated Farmer Experience:
Rob Johnson

CENTENNIAL A

Biotic Farming Applications:
Brendon Rockey

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Visit the Vendors

11:00-12:00 a.m.
SOUTH PLATTE

Colorado Dept. of Ag – Soil Health Program:
Ryan Taylor

CACHE LA POUDRE

Soil Microbiom:
Jill Clapperton

UNC BEARS

Research & New Developments in Soil Health:
Jim Ippolito

CENTENNIAL A

Biotic Farming Applications:
Brendon Rockey

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch in Centennial A

1:00-2:00 p.m.
SOUTH PLATTE

Wildlife Habitat Impacts:
Noe Marymor

CACHE LA POUDRE

MAD AG – Soil Microbiome:
Clark Harshbarger

UNC BEARS

Farming with No-Till:
Nate Northup

CENTENNIAL A

Grazing and Soil Health:
Jimmy Emmons

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Visit the Vendors

2:30-3:30 p.m.
SOUTH PLATTE

SPEAKER CANCELLATION DUE TO FEDERAL COVID RULES

CACHE LA POUDRE

SPEAKER CANCELLATION DUE TO FEDERAL COVID RULES

UNC BEARS

Moisture – An efficient system of farming in the Great Plains that actually makes money:
Dale Stickler

CENTENNIAL A

Management Levers to Increase Soil Health in Colorado Farming Systems:
Dr. Steven J. Fonte – CSU

2021 Symposium Registration

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