This week 200+ of the nation’s agricultural leaders assembled in Memphis, TN at the Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters (HSHW) symposium to advance sustainable practices and supportive policies for feeding a growing world population while protecting the fertile soils and surrounding water resources we depend upon.
The day one HSHW symposium included presentations from across the business, policy, research, and environmental sectors and you can find summaries of their presentations below.
Measuring and Monitoring Systems– Andy Ward, The Ohio State University; Kevin King, USDA-ARS; Laura Christianson, University of Illinois; Jessica D’Ambrosio, Antioch College
Cover Crops – Brittany Hanrahan and Sheila Christopher, University of Notre Dame – Laboratory of Jennifer Tank
Nutrient Management & Soil Amendments – Nick Goeser, National Corn Growers Association and Soil Health Partnership; Joe Nester, Nester Ag; Warren Dick, The Ohio State University; Leo Espinoza, University of Arkansas
Quality No-Till – Forbes Walker, University of Tennessee; Dan DeSutter, Indiana Producer; Anne Paulson, John Deere
Cover Crops – Dave Brandt, Ohio Producer; Mike Taylor, Arkansas Producer; Dennis Chessman, USDA-NRCS; Trenton Roberts, University of Arkansas
Water Management: Drainage and Irrigation – Kevin King, USDA-ARS; Steve Stevens, Arkansas Discovery Farms; Matt Helmers, Iowa State University