BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension in collaboration with the Soil & Water Conservation Society will host Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit 2018 workshop in Sioux Falls, November 29, 2018 at the SDSU Extension Sioux Falls Regional Center (Myklebust Rec. Center, 2001 E. 8th St.) Registration begins at 8:30 and the workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Managing soil for profitability is always important, but it becomes even more relevant today with the tough economic times many farmers face," explained Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist. "This workshop brings together experts from across the region to share soil best management practices to increase efficiencies and farm profits."

Experts featured include: Jim Ristau, South Dakota Corn; Don Reicosky, retired USDA-ARS; David Lobb, University of Manitoba; Jeff Zimprich, South Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service; Jason Miller, South Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service; Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension cow/calf field specialist; Brad Schmidt, farmer from Garvin, Minn.; John Shubeck, farmer from Centerville, S.D., and Jesse Hall, farmer from Arlington, S.D.

Topics include:

  • South Dakota Corn Carbon Report.
  • Managing Soil Carbon.
  • Measuring Tillage Effects.
  • NRCS Programs.
  • Cover Crop Species Selection.
  • Grazing Cover Crops.

There will also be a farmer panel discussion.

Event sponsors include: Improving Production with Integrated Crop Livestock Systems Grant, Soil & Water Conservation Society, Southeast Research Farm, USDA-NRCS, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, South Dakota No-Till Association, South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts, Farm Credit Services of America, Mustang Seeds, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, Millborn Seeds.

Registration deadline is Nov. 21

To register for this one-day workshop, call 605-995-7378 or visit iGrow.org/events, and search by the November 29 event date. To help cover costs, registration is $20 and includes lunch. CCA credits are available. To learn more, contact Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist at Sara.Bauder@sdstate.edu.

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