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August 2020

2nd Annual Soil Health Field Day

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maple Grove Farms, 10815 555th St
Rush City, MN 55069 United States

Join us at Maple Grove Farms to learn how Jon Stevens has used soil health practices to reduce stress and improve economics on his diverse Pine County farm. We will have the rainfall simulator, “soil your undies,” equipment modifications, and many more demonstrations. This year will include a cover crop species test plot and more livestock discussion. Learn how soil health farming can work in eastcentral Minnesota. GUEST SPEAKERS FROM: LOCAL FARMERS NRCS UMN SUSTAINABLE FARMING ASSOCIATION LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS…

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Fridays on the Farm August 21st

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Facebook Live

The Minnesota Soil Health Coalition is hosting the Fridays on the Farm series this summer starting this Friday, July 10th! We will visit with farmers around the state hearing about their soil health management on a variety of operations. The events will be on the Coalition's Facebook Page using Facebook live found HERE MN NRCS, Redwood SWCD, Renville SWCD, MOSH, and University of Minnesota Extension

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MN BWSR Tech Talks: Fertilization in a Soil Health System

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tech Talks is a online training series hosted by the MN Board of Water & Soil Resources and organized by the Technical Training and Certification Program. Rotating speakers cover a wide variety of technical topics every Monday at 1:00. On occasion additional sessions may be scheduled at 9:00 in the morning to accommodate our presenters. Miss a session you were interested in? We record every presentation and make replays available in the Online Learning section of the TTCP website. Follow these…

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Film on the Farm – Rice County SWCD/NRCS

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Larry Conrad Farm, 10214 Baseline Road
Dundas, Minnesota 55019
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The Rice Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are partnering together to host a “drive-in” movie night for area farmers to view several short films showcasing the use of conservation tillage and cover crops by producers in southern Minnesota. The event, Film on the Farm, will take place on Thursday, August 27th from 8:00 – 9:30 pm on the Larry Conrad Farm, 10214 Baseline Road, Dundas. Films to be shown during Film on the Farm include Hugh Hammond…

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MN BWSR Tech Talks: Nutrient Management Module 5: Nitrogen

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tech Talks is a online training series hosted by the MN Board of Water & Soil Resources and organized by the Technical Training and Certification Program. Rotating speakers cover a wide variety of technical topics every Monday at 1:00. On occasion additional sessions may be scheduled at 9:00 in the morning to accommodate our presenters. Miss a session you were interested in? We record every presentation and make replays available in the Online Learning section of the TTCP website. Follow these…

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September 2020

Park the Plow: Tillage, Cover Crops, and Clean Water

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dave and Mark Legvold Farm, 5103 315th Street W
Northfield, Minnesota 55057

Discover how area farmers are improving soil health, farm profitability, and water quality by using Strip-till, No-till, and cover crops. View reduced tillage and interseeding equipment and talk to farmers and company representatives. The event is free, but registration is required. To register visit www.crwp.net and click the “Register Now Here”. Registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 27 th. Attendees will be in their vehicles to hear presenters with slides projected on Dave’s shed wall. Space allows for about 25 vehicles,…

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Fridays on the Farm September 4th

September 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Facebook Live

Join us on our series of virtual field days this summer, every other Friday, to hear from farmers around the state with how they're using soil health practices! Events will be on the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition's Facebook page using Facebook like to allow you to participate from anywhere and ask questions! Find it HERE

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Soil Health Expo

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Rollofson family is holding a unique and educational Soil Health Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm near Barrett, MN to discuss and demonstrate soil health management tactics being implemented in west-central Minnesota. Learn how to economically integrate no-till, strip-till, and cover crops into your system from experienced farmers. Topics include: Soil fertility Nutrient management How to integrate cover crops into reduced till operations True cost of field erosion A farmer panel will discuss the…

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Soil Health School

September 10 @ 9:00 am - September 11 @ 4:00 pm
Jamie Labat’s Farm, 3055 260th St
Marshall, MN 56258 United States

A two day training designed to provide introduction to intermediate effective information on how to get started implementing soil health practices as well as a deeper look into management options and integrating regenerative practices. Classroom and field learning will be provided, hear from Minnesota farmers implementing soil health practices as well as technical experts from the state.  Discussion sessions will be provided to hear from and ask questions from farmers to learn about their successes and challenges as they’ve implemented…

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2020 SW MN Field Day

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nancy and Jerry Ackermann’s, 39750 820th St
Lakefield, MN 56150 United States

Nancy and Jerry Ackermann are partnering with the Heron Lake Watershed District and Minnesota Department of Agriculture to host a field day! Data and testing have been collected over a three-year period to help measure and determine the benefits of using cover crop strip-till management versus conventional tillage. The field day will consist of: 1. Various cover crop seed mix demonstrations by Jerry Ackermann 2. A demonstration of the rainfall simulator showing runoff and infiltration rates for various management types…

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