SD’s Soil Health Challenge, Mitchell SD


South Dakota’s Soil Health Challenge: Don’t Get Left in the Dust 

DATE: February 18, 2016 

LOCATION: Technology Theater Amphitheatre, MTI Campus, 1800 Spruce St., Mitchell 

TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM 9:00 AM Registration, Program begins at 9:30 AM 

9:30 AM Weed Resistance: Where Do We Go From Here? Dr. Stevan Knezevic, UNL 

10:30 AM Break and Exhibits 

10:45 AM Updates on Research in SD: N Management, No Till and Cover Crops. Cooperatively presented by Pete Sexton, Anthony Bly and Dwayne Beck, SDSU 

12:00 PM Lunch provided by sponsors 

1:00 PM Soil Health: Foundation for Efficient Crop Production and Climate Resilience by Dr. Jerry Hatfield, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, USDA-ARS, Ames, Iowa 

2:00 PM Soil Fertility Impacting Soil Health by Dr. Ray Ward, Ward Labs, Kearney, NE 

2:45 PM Farm Panel: Sharing Experiences with Cover Crops, No Till and Soil Health 

3:30 PM Soil Health: What It Is and Why We All Should Want Our Soils to Be Healthier by Jeff Zimprich, State Conservationist, USDA-NRCS 

No charge to attend. Lunch and trade show are included. CEU’s will be available. Preregistration isrequired by Tuesday, February 16 at 5 PM. Please RSVP to 605-996-1564 ext. 3 

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Agenda and information can also be found at and; 

Person’s needing special accommodations should contact Heidi Rients at 605-996-1564 x3 or at least one week in advance of the event. For more information, please go to or call (605) 352-1200. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

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