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.

NOVEMBER 30th and DECEMBER 1st, 2022

8 AM – 5 PM

ISLAND GROVE / GREELEY, CO

Lunch is included when you RSVP by November 10th.

RSVP TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THIS FREE EVENT!

REGISTER HERE

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Jay Fuhrer

As a long time Conservationist growing up in the Dakota’s on a small grain and livestock farm, Jay Fuhrer built a career taking care of the soil.

Working at the Natural Resources Conservation Service/USDA from 1980 – 2020 out of Bismarck, North Dakota, Jay particularly enjoyed working from the pickup end gate on the field edge, with a spade and the client. Conservation planning one field at a time.

Building on his experience, Jay had the opportunity to share his knowledge and passion for the resource by holding and participating in countless Soil Health based farm visits, tours, and workshops.  While many workshops were held in the United States, Jay’s enthusiasm to connect with farmers and ranchers took him across the globe to places including: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Argentina, South Africa, and Canada.  Building relationships through soil health education and conservation created many career highlights and friendships.

Currently, Jay spends his time supporting soil health efforts through the Menoken Farm. The Menoken Farm is a conservation demonstration farm and is Jay’s favorite place to work. Here, the 5 Soil Health Principles can be applied while monitoring plants, animals, and soils.

Jay continues to share the soil health principles and how healthy soil serves as a foundation for cropping systems, grazing systems, cover crops, wildlife, gardening, pollinators, insects, soil food web, and quality of life. His work in this field allows him – and others – to farm forever.

Dallas Mount

Owner of Ranch Management Consultants (RMC) home of the Ranching for Profit School and the Executive Link program. Dallas has led RMC since 2019 and worked with hundreds of ranchers across the US, Canada and Australia to position their business for economic profit and ecologic health. After working with University of Wyoming Extension for 18 years, Dallas started teaching the Ranching For Profit School in 2012 and quickly established himself as an elite instructor.

Dallas, his wife Dixie, and their two teenage kids own and manage a grazing operation near Wheatland, WY. RMC is focused on creating profitable businesses, with healthy land and happy families.

2022 SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

Wednesday, November 30th

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration Open in Lobby

8:30-9:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker (Rm. EC A-C) – Jay Fuhrer: Fostering Life

9:30-10:30 a.m.
ROOM EC-A

Arid Farming in Colorado, It’s Time to Question Everything: Roy Pfaltzgraff

ROOM EC-B
ROOM EC-C

NRCS Soil Health Initiative Updates: Marlon Winger

PAWNEE BUTTES

Farmer/Rancher, Timken, Kansas ** Kevin Wiltse

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Visit Exhibitor Booths

11:00-12:00 p.m.
ROOM EC-A

Land Institute Intro – Perennial Grains & Kernza: Tessa Peters

ROOM EC-B

Composting Extract Success & Failure: Jay Fuhrer

ROOM EC-C

Using Infrared Thermometry to Schedule Irrigation with Limited Water: Kendall DeJonge

PAWNEE BUTTES

Pasture Renovation in Relation to Soil Biology: Annie Overlin

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch in Center Lobby

1:00-2:00 p.m.
ROOM EC-A

Bayer Crop Sciences/Short Corn Variety Updates: Mark Reiman

ROOM EC-B
ROOM EC-C

Augmented Deficit Irrigation – An Alternative to Buy-And-Dry: Benefits & Hurdles: Jon Altenhofen

PAWNEE BUTTES

Grazing, Cover Crops & Compost: Jay Young

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Visit Exhibitor Booths

2:30-3:30 p.m.
ROOM EC-A

The Possibilities – Carbon Markets: Andrew Esser

ROOM EC-B

ROI of Soil Health Practices – Longmont Demo: Payton Ward

ROOM EC-C

Soil Health Updates – STAR & More: Ryan Taylor

PAWNEE BUTTES

Management of Productive Rangelands: Joe Hatch

Thursday, December 1st

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration Open in Lobby

8:30-9:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker (Rm. EC A-C) – Dallas Mount: Improving Ranch Profitability

DATE/TIME

9:30-10:30 a.m.
ROOM EC-A

Arid Farming in Colorado, It’s Time to Question Everything: Roy Pfaltzgraff

ROOM EC-B

NRCS Soil Health Initiative Updates: Marlon Winger

ROOM EC-C

Secrets to Increasing Productivity: Dallas Mount

PAWNEE BUTTES

Farmer/Rancher, Timken, Kansas ** Kevin Wiltse

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Visit Exhibitor Booths

11:00-12:00 p.m.
ROOM EC-A

Land Institute Intro, Perennial Grains & Kernza: Tessa Peters

ROOM EC-B
ROOM EC-C

Using Infrared Thermometry to Schedule Irrigation with Limited Water: Kendall DeJonge

PAWNEE BUTTES

Pasture Renovation in Relation to Soil Biology: Annie Overlin

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch in Center Lobby

1:00-2:00 p.m.
ROOM EC-A

Bayer Crop Sciences/Short Corn Variety Updates: Mark Reiman

ROOM EC-B

Benefits of Healthy Soil PLUS Menoken Farm Trials: Jay Fuhrer

ROOM EC-C

Augmented Deficit Irrigation – An Alternative to Buy-And-Dry: Benefits & Hurdles: Jon Altenhofen

PAWNEE BUTTES

Grazing, Cover Crops & Compost: Jay Young

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Visit Exhibitor Booths

2:30-3:30 p.m.
ROOM EC-A

The Possibilities – Carbon Markets: Andrew Esser

ROOM EC-B

ROI of Soil Health Practices – Longmont Demo: Payton Ward

ROOM EC-C

Soil Health Updates – STAR & More: Ryan Taylor

PAWNEE BUTTES

Management of Productive Rangelands: Joe Hatch

2022 Symposium Registration

RSVP today to reserve your spot at this FREE 2-day educational and informational event.

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Phone: 970-356-8097 x3
Email: taylor.webb@wgcd.org or leroy.hall@wgcd.org

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Greeley, CO 80634

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