Dec 19, 2018  |  Today's News |  Conservation

As the pursuit of improved soil health as an on-farm business and environmental strategy continues to grow, the Soil Health Partnership is hosting the annual Soil Health Summit, January 15 – 16 in St. Louis. We are encouraging Illinois growers to attend, and book a room by Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. to ensure access to the room block!


We know you have many demands on your time, and that it’s been another difficult year in agriculture. The Soil Health Summit provides a forum to share what the organization has learned, how can we build more resilience into farms and what we can do to support farmers during these times.


The economic component of sustainability will take center stage. Attendees will benefit from peer-to-peer networking, collaboration, and education on the latest in soil health strategies, including new data and insights from the SHP.


General sessions will feature top environmental groups, agriculture and food companies, including Cargill and McDonalds, on why this effort is key to their businesses and sustainability strategies. The following are examples of the diverse breakout sessions:

  • Game of Drones: Putting Aerial Imagery to Work for You
  • Cereal Killer: Herbicide Considerations for Cover Crop Control
  • The Down & Dirty on Soil Testing
  • From the Hill to the Home: Understanding New Federal Policy and Regulation

Registration is open from the Soil Health Summit website. The registration fee for the two-day event is just $100 for farmers and educators. The cost for other attendees is $250. This registration fee includes the event meals, all sessions, and a reception.

We hope to see you there!