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Farming Evolution 2019
February 20 @ 7:30 am - February 21 @ 3:00 pm$30 – $2000
Make plans now to join farmers and ranchers at the 2019 Farming Evolution event in Holyoke, CO. The Farming Evolution will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20 & 21, 2019. The Phillips County Event Center on the Fairgrounds just north of Holyoke, CO, will house the event.
Christine Jones, soil ecologist from Australia, will be the headline speaker. Over several decades, Christine has worked with farmers and ranchers using renewing practices. After a highly respected career in the public sector, she began to promote the benefits of soil carbon throughout the world.
Christine will spend a good deal of time explaining how we can build new top soil. She’ll transition to the amazing power of diversity. She’ll also talk about how Pasture Cropping can benefit the soil and producer. Pasture Cropping is seeding annual crops into former cropland seeded to grasses. This includes CRP, Soil Bank, or go back lands. You can learn more about Christine at www.amazingcarbon.com
Raj Khosla will speak about Precision Nutrient cycling and the Precision Climate Smart Agriculture. Raj was named Precision Ag educator of the Year in 2015 by the Precision Ag Institute. He is interested in the connection between soil variability and precise crop inputs. He is also using remote sensing techniques to identify crop nitrogen stress in irrigated corn and to detect weeds.
Seeing is believing, and nothing makes an impression like a Rainfall Simulator. Seeing how water behaves on soils with different tillage & cropping histories is fascinating every time.
Do you know how nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorous cycle in the soil? Candy Thomas will share both how they cycle and why that matters to you. Candy works for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a Soil Health Specialist for Kansas and Nebraska.
Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds is the topic for Eric Westra. Eric is a research associate with Todd Gaines at Colorado State University. He will discuss identifying and managing problem weeds.
A panel of ‘pilots’ will discuss the topic of Drones: Toy or Tool? There will also be a producer panel on hand to share their no-till/soil health journey.