Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters Symposium

Denver, Colorado

This symposium is part of the National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting. Producers and Crop Consultants will share their expertise and experiences support from the research, industry, outreach, and policy participants. To receive updates on this symposium, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Symposium Welcome  – John Andersen, Greenleaf Advisors
This Symposium addresses integrated and whole systems approaches to sustainable management of agricultural lands that impact U.S. waters. Panelists will present on their use of multiple practices that include Nutrient Management & Soil Amendments, Quality No-Till, Cover Crops, Water Management & Precision Agriculture. Panelists work across many regions, climates and cropping systems and bring various outlooks and experiences to each topic.

Moderated by Randall Reeder, OSU
Symposium Welcome – John Andersen, Greenleaf Advisors
Opening Keynote Speaker – Brian Richter, The Nature Conservancy, Chief Scientist, Water (30 Minutes) (Confirmed)
Nutrient Management and Water Quality Panel (50 minutes) – This session will cover irrigation practices, reduced nutrient runoff and improved water quality.

Moderator and Presenter – Joe Nester, Crop Consultant, Nester Ag (confirmed)

Jeff Mitchell, Cropping Systems Specialist, University of California-Extension (confirmed)

Michael Taylor, Arkansas Producer (confirmed)

Q&A: Paul Jasa, Extension Engineer, University of Nebraska (confirmed)

Soil Health and Fertility Panel (45 minutes) – This session will cover soil health, erosion, fertility and processes.

Moderator and Presenter – Paul Jasa, Extension Engineer, University of Nebraska (confirmed)

John Aeschliman, Producer, Washington (confirmed)

Michael Thompson/Josh Lloyd, Kansas producers

Q&A: Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, The Nature Conservancy (confirmed)

Sustainable Agriculture Practices Panel (45 minutes) – This session will cover topics such as no-till, cover crops, crop rotation and other farming practices.

Moderator and Presenter –  Barry Fisher, Soil Health Specialist, USDA NRCS (confirmed)

Joe Nester, Crop Consultant, Nester Ag (confirmed)

Paul Jasa, Extension Engineer, University of Nebraska (confirmed)

Closing Summary Thoughts and Discussion – Mike Daniels, University of Arkansas; SERA 46 Team (confirmed)