DIRT WORKSHOP

Dakota Innovation, Research and Technology (DIRT) Workshop

 

December 9-11, 2019

 

Fargo Delta by Marriott

1635 42nd St SW, Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 277-9000

Room block: NDSU DIRT, rooms in the block are $99/night

This workshop is designed to bring the latest science-based and practical information to farmers, industry, educators, researchers and anyone else who is interested in soil health. Using breakouts, demonstrations, panels and small discussion groups modeled after the NDSU Café Talk program, we hit the mark when it comes to encouraging discussion to custom tailor information and applications to your farm, business or programs. Join us for a couple days of intensive learning and camaraderie centered around soil health.

SPONSORSHIP:

AGENDA:

Dec. 9

5:00 – 8:00  Farmer show and tell to get the ideas flowing, hosted by Tim Hammerich, Future of Agriculture podcast

Dec. 10

8:00 – 8:30  Registration
8:40 – 9:30  Opening Keynote, Lee Briese, Centrol Crop Consulting
9:45 – 12:00  Breakout, Demonstration and Panel Sessions
12:00 – 1:00  Lunch, Visit with Exhibitors
1:15 – 2:00  Breakout Sessions (including start of Livestock/Grazing Sessions)
2:15 – 4:05  “Café Talk” Discussion Groups
4:30 – 5:30  Keynote
5:30 – 7:30  Social Hour
Topics: Tillage Talk, Sharing your Message, Keep it Covered, Bring on the Cows

Dec. 11

8:00 – 9:10  “Café Talk” Discussion Groups
9:30 – 11:45  Breakout, Demonstration and Panel Sessions
11:45-12:45  Lunch
12:45 – 1:45  Keynote

Farmer Show and Tell Host Details: Tim Hammerich, Future of Agriculture podcast

Opening Keynote Details: Lee Briese, Independent Crop Consultant, Centrol Ag

TOPICS:

COVER CROPS

  • Marisol Berti, NDSU Professor Cover Crops and Forage
  • Jack Boyer, Practical Farmers of Iowa and Farmer
  • Brad Brummond, NDSU Extension, Walsh County
  • Greg Endres, NDSU Carrington REC, Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Soil Specialist
  • Randy Martinson, Martinson Ag
  • Mike Ostlie, NDSU Carrington REC, Research Agronomist
  • Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension Soil Health Specialist
  • Steve Zwinger, NDSU Carrington REC, Research Specialist

SOIL HEALTH

  • Caley Gasch, NDSU Assistant Professor Soil Health
  • Mark Liebig, USDA ARS Soil Scientist
  • Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension Soil Health Specialist

INTERCROPPING

  • Mike Ostlie, NDSU Carrington REC, Research Agronomist
  • Lana Shaw, South East Research Farm, Saskatchewan, Research Manager

FERTILITY

  • Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Soil Specialist

GRAZING/LIVESTOCK

  • Marisol Berti, NDSU Professor Cover Crops and Forage
  • Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Rangelend Specialist
  • Dan Forgey, SD Soil Health Coalition and Farm Manager

PRECISION AGRICULTURE

  • TBD

SALT-AFFECTED SOIL MANAGEMENT

  • Aaron Daigh, NDSU Assistant Professor Soil Physics
  • Naeem Kalwar, NDSU Langdon REC, Soil Health Specialist

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

ETS | Soil Warrior

Bronze Sponsors