Conference 2018

The 30th Annual Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association:

"Soil Health In a New Climate"

Monday, January 8, 2018 
Western Development Museum - Saskatoon
with KeyNote Speaker Jill Clapperton (bio)

Registration begins November 1, 2017

 Agenda: (All speakers confirmed, speaking times subject to change)

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Soil Health Session

9:00 am

Are Farmers the New 1%? - Reflections on the Social Licence Movement
Dr. Rene Van Acker, University of Guelph
9:30 am

Climate Change and Agriculture in Context of Soil Health
Dr. Dave Sauchyn, University of Regina
10:00 am

Soil Health and Greenhouse Gases
Dr. Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba
10:30 am

Refreshment and Networking Break

10:45 am

Soil Fertility, Soil Health, Organic Matter
Dr. Kate Congreves, University of Saskatchewan
11:15 am

Keynote Speaker: Soil Biology
Jill Clapperton, Rhizoterra, Washington, USA
12:05 pm


Farming Systems Session

1:00 pm

On Our Farm
Derek Axten, Producer, Minton, SK
1:15 pm

On Our Farm
Adam Gurr, Producer, Forest, MB
1:30 pm

On Our Farm
Jeff Odgers, Producer, Spy Hill, SK
1:45 pm

On Our Farm
2:00 pm

Producer Panel
Moderated by Jocelyn Velestuk, Producer, Agronomy Consultant, SSCA Director
3:00 pm

Refreshment and Networking Break

3:15 pm

Closing Speaker: Cropping Systems, Productivity, Soil Health
Dr. Martin Entz, University of Manitoba
3:45 pm


4:00 pm


     CCAs:  Approval Pending for 5.5 CEUs CCSCs: Approval Pending for 5.0 CEUs

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