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Cultivating Soil Health
Field Day

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Cultivating Soil Health Field Day ​

August 10, 2022

Join us to learn from a line-up of experts in soil health and conservation as we discuss:

  • Cover crops

  • Conservation economics and equipment

  • Irrigation and nutrient management

  • Soil health basics

  • Real life conservation experiences from local farmers


Come explore 10 species of cover crops with root pits! We will hear from Peder Kjeseth, Minnesota Department of Ag Assistant Commissioner; Keith Olander, AgCentric; TJ Kartes, Saddle Butte Ag; and Brian Johnson, Montag Equipment.


9:00 - 9:30


Sobieski Community Hall

 9092 Cable Road, Little Falls, MN

9:50 - 10:20

Conservation Economics

Keith Olander




Sobieski Community Hall

9:30 - 9:40


Peder Kjeseth, Assistant Commissioner MDA

10:25 - 10:50

Rainfall Simulator

Morrison NRCS Staff

9:40 - 9:50

MAWQCP Information 
Carbon Market Update

Grant Pearson, SWCD

Peter Mead, TNC

11:00 - 12:30

In-Field Breakout Sessions

4 Stations

Choose 3 to attend

Breakout Sessions

11 am, 11:30 am, 12 pm
Choose 3 to attend


Conservation Equipment
- Brian Johnson, Montag
- Nate Hood, Centra Sota


Cover Crop Plots/Root Pit
- TJ Kartes, Saddle Butte Ag
- Amy Robak, Centra Sota


In-Field Soil Health Assessments
- Kolby Beehler, Morrison SWCD
- Mark Gutierrez, MN Soil Health


Local Conservation Expert Panel & Cost Share Opportunities
- Dave Hubner, Local Farmer
- Eric Smude, Local Farmer
- Carrie Miller, Morrison NRCS
- Leif Fixen, MN Nature Conservancy