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

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.

Extensive CEU’s will be offered for this workshop, especially in the area of Soil And Water.

Early bird: $140

After Dec. 1: $180

Room block: NDSU DIRT, $99/night, Last day to book: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
There are 100 rooms within this room block that are a first come, first serve basis.  Once all the rooms in the block are booked, reservations can be made by calling the Delta by Marriott, Fargo.

SPONSORSHIP:

AGENDA:

Dec. 9

5:30 – 8:30 Farmer Show and Tell hosted by Tim Hammerich, Future of Agriculture Podcast
During this event, where we’ll have food and a cash bar, attendees can come prepared with a few photos (on a jmp drive) or information about something they are doing on their farm that they want to share.  This is an opportunity to talk about something you’ve tried, get feedback on something that “almost” worked or an approach that didn’t work where you learned a valuable lesson.  As you drive to Fargo, think of something you may want to share with this group or questions that you may want to ask.   This informal session, guided by Tim Hammerich, host of the Future of Agriculture Podcast and North Dakota’s own Soil Sense Podcast, will be a creative brainstorming time to get ideas flowing and conversations going over the next couple days of the DIRT Workshop.
Pre-registration check in is also available from 5:00 – 5:30 and during this informal social event

Dec. 10

7:30 – 8:30 Registration with Coffee and Pastries
8:40 – 9:30 Keynote, Dr. Lee Briese, Independent Crop Consultant, Centrol Ag
Get familiar with Lee’s perspective on why “Details Matter” when adopting new soil health building approaches and refining current practices.  He’ll get you ready to critically think about how to apply information to your operations or profession alongside important considerations to keep in mind.  He’ll also share thoughts on how we communicate…where including the details matters.  
9:45 – 12:00 Breakout, Demonstration and Panel Sessions
                    (Sessions specific to livestock start at 11:00 and go through the evening)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Visit with Exhibitors
1:15 – 2:00 Breakout Sessions
2:15 – 4:05 “Cafe Talk” Discussion Groups
4:30 – 5:30 Breakout and Panel Sessions
5:30 – 7:30 Socialize and Visit with Exhibitors
This is another opportunity to have some great discussion and visit with the many exhibitors and sponsors of the DIRT Workshop.  We’ll have appetizers and a cash bar.  After the social, you can stick around the ballroom, move discussions over to the spacious restaurant in the Delta by Marriott or head out to a local restaurant.   

Dec. 11

7:15 – 8:00 Coffee and Breakfast Sandwiches
8:00 – 10:15 Breakout, Demonstration and Panel Sessions
10:30 – 12:20 “Cafe Talk” Discussion Groups
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:45 – 2:30 Breakout and Demonstration Sessions
2:45 – 3:30 Keynote, Dr. Lee Briese
Serving as a trusted advisor on over a million acres, Lee has a good idea of how to pull pieces of information together so that it can be applied on-farm.  He says it best, “there is no one size fits all for anybody”.

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

  • Eric Barsness, Conservation Agronomist, NRCS
  • Marisol Berti, NDSU Professor Cover Crops and Forage
  • Ryan Buetow, NDSU Dickinson REC, Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Brad Brummond, NDSU Extension, Walsh County
  • Amit Chatterjee, NDSU Associate Professor of Soil Science
  • Kelly Cooper, NDSU Research Agronomist
  • Greg Endres, NDSU Carrington REC, Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Soil Specialist
  • Amy Ryan, 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 SYSTEMS & REDUCED TILLAGE

  • Eric Barsness, Conservation Agronomist, NRCS
  • Tim Becker, Farmer, New Rockford, ND
  • Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist
  • Joe Breker, Farmer, Rutland, ND
  • Lee Briese, Independent Crop Consultant, Centrol Ag
  • Aaron Daigh, NDSU Assistant Professor of Soil Physics
  • Caley Gasch, NDSU Professor of Soil Science
  • Jay Goos, NDSU Professor Soil Science
  • Jaerod Hanson, NDSCS Agriculture Instructor
  • Anissa Hoffman, NDSCS Associate Professor of Agriculture
  • Mark Huso, Independent Crop Consultant, Huso Crop Consulting & Soil Testing
  • Yvonne Lawley, University of Manitoba Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Cropping Systems
  • Josh Messer, Independent Crop Consultant, AgIntel LLC
  • Mark Liebig, USDA ARS Soil Scientist
  • Roberto Luciano, Area Agronomist, NRCS
  • Matt Nelson, Farmer, Lakota, ND
  • Matt Olson, Independent Crop Consultant, Centrol Ag
  • Allie Marks Slykerman, Independent Crop Consultant, Centrol Ag
  • Robert Stevenson, Farmer, Kenton, MB
  • Kerry Swindler, Farmer, Mott, ND
  • Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension Soil Health Specialist

GRAZING & LIVESTOCK

  • Marisol Berti, NDSU Professor Cover Crops and Forage
  • James Frey, Manitoba Agriculture Diversification Specialist
  • Dan Forgey, SD Soil Health Coalition and Farm Manager
  • Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist
  • Clayton Robins, Rancher, Rivers, MB
  • Mike Schaefer, Farmer, New Rockford, ND
  • Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Rangelend Specialist
  • Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship
  • Jason Vollmer, Allied Agronomy, Agronomy Northern Territory GM

INTERCROPPING

  • Michelle Hubbard, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Pulse Pathology Research Scientist*
  • Nathan Neameyer, Farmer, Rolla, ND
  • Mike Ostlie, NDSU Carrington REC, Research Agronomist
  • Lana Shaw, South East Research Farm, Saskatchewan, Research Manager
  • Tyler Zimmerman, Farmer, Leonard, ND

PRECISION AGRICULTURE & FERTILITY

  • Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist
  • Amit Chatterjee, NDSU Associate Professor of Soil Science
  • Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Soil Specialist
  • Paul Jasa, UNL Extension Engineer

SALT-AFFECTED SOIL MANAGEMENT

  • Aaron Daigh, NDSU Assistant Professor Soil Physics
  • Naeem Kalwar, NDSU Langdon REC, Soil Health Specialist
  • Cheryl Reese, SDSU Agronomist

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

ETS | Soil Warrior

Bronze Sponsors

Exhibitors