Soil Health Summit

Wednesday November 15th, 2017  9am-4:15pm

In collaboration with East Stanislaus RCD and USDA-NRCS
 
Join us for a FREE day of
        technical trainings, research updates, carbon farm workshop,
and networking with soil health professionals

2200 Harvard St.
Sacramento CA, 95815

Morning Agenda

8:30-9am
Registration
9:00-9:30am
Welcome and Introduction

Jeff Creque, Carbon Cycle Institute
9:30-9:50am
Using Cover Crops to Increase Soil Health

Zahangir Kabir, USDA NRCS
9:50-10:10am
Building Healthy soil and Beneficial Insect Communities
with Cover Crop Mixes
 
Kat Prince, The Xerces Society
10:10-10:30am
Soil Health: Why Does it Matter? 

Amelie Gaudin, Gaudin Lab, UC Davis
10:30-11:00am
Break
11:00-11:20am
Agriculture Remote Sensing Platforms, 
Turning a Pretty Picture into Action

George McFadden, Ceres Imaging 
11:20-11:40am
The Value of Compost
 
Denise Winter and Noell Madrid, Synagro
11:40-12:00pm
Mimicking Nature to Transform Agriculture 

Kelly Mulville, Paicines Ranch
12:00pm
Lunch with the Experts

 

Afternoon Carbon Farm Planning Training with 

1:15-1:30pm
Carbon Farming 101
Jeff Creque, Carbon Cycle Institute
1:30-2:30pm
A Carbon Farm Plan Step by Step
Lynetter Niebrugge, Marin RCD
Jeff Creque, Carbon Cycle Institute
2:30-2:45pm
Break
2:45-4:00pm
The COMET-Planner/Farm™ Tools
Mark Easter, Colorado State University Natural Resource Ecology Lab
4:00-4:15pm
Promoting Carbon Farming on a Local Level 
through RCD involvement with
Climate Action Plans and An Outlook on Climate Policy and Funding

Torri Estrada, Carbon Cycle Institute

 

 Interested in more soil health and carbon farming research, information, and programs? Join the CARCD conference and follow Track 2: Agriculture is part of the Solution on Thursday!

 

Register Here!