The 29th Annual Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association:

"Managing for Soil Health -
What Does It Mean To You?"

January 9, 2017 
Western Development Museum - Saskatoon
with KeyNote Speaker Gabe Brown (bio)

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Conservation Agriculture 2017 Agenda:

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Soil Health Management Session

9:00 am

Definition of Soil Health

Dr. Reynald Lemke, Research Scientist, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon - [Presentation PDF]

9:30 am

Creating Regenerative Agriculture with Holistic Management

Blain Hjertaas, Farmer, Redvers, SK - [Presentation PDF]

10:00 am

How Different SK Crop Rotations Affect Soil Health

Dr. Diane Knight, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan - [Presentation PDF]

10:30 am

Refreshment and Networking Break

10:45 am

Keynote Speaker: Regenerating Landscapes for a Sustainable Future

Gabe Brown, Rancher, Brown’s Ranch, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - [Presentation PDF]

12:05 pm


Diversity Session

1:00 pm

Multi-Species Cash-Cropping on My Farm

Colin Rosengren, Producer, Midale, SK - [Presentation PDF]

1:15 pm

Cow/Calf Operation on My Farm

Tim Nerbas, Producer, Waseca, SK - [Presentation PDF]

1:30 pm

Mixed Farming with Cows, Perennial Pastures & Crops on My Farm

Ryan Boyd, Producer, Forest, MB - [Presentation PDF]

1:45 pm

Integrating Livestock, Grain, and Cover Crop Cocktails on a Mixed Farm

Garry Richards, Producer, Bangor, SK - [Presentation PDF]

2:00 pm

Producer Panel

Moderated by Paul Thoroughgood, Ducks Unlimited Canada & SCCC

3:00 pm

Refreshment and Networking Break

3:15 pm

Closing Speaker: Maximizing Your Farm

Gabe Brown, Rancher, Brown’s Ranch, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - [Presentation PDF]

3:45 pm


4:00 pm


             CCAs:  Approved for 5.5 CEUs              
NM: 3.5     SW: 1.5   CM: 0.5
CCSCs: Approval Pending for 5.0 CEUs

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