Grow your way to more carbon – Sept. 10

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Learn about building soil health and organic matter with high carbon crop rotation, reductions in tillage and manure management.

• What: Grow Your Way to More Carbon event.

• When: Sept. 10.

• Where: Craig and Gene Stehly Farm, 24842 403rd Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 6.5 miles north of I-90 on Betts Road (Exit 325).


• 9:30 a.m. - Registration begins.

• 10:00 a.m. - Jim Ristau, SD Corn director of sustainability — Welcome and introductions.

• 10:10 a.m. - Craig and Gene Stehly — Farm history and the importance of building organic matter through the use of soil health principles.

• 11:00 a.m. - Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension soils field specialist — "Across the fence" at the Stehly Farm Cover Crop Tour and Soil Pit Demonstration.

• 12:30 p.m. - Lunch.

• 1:00 p.m. - Wayne Fredericks — Making Soil Health Pay in a Corn/Soybean Rotation.

• 2:00 p.m. - Paul Hetland and John Lentz, Manure Management to Build Organic Matter.

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Questions regarding the meeting? Contact Jim Ristau at or at 605-730-3474.

A meal will be provided for registrants. Please register by Sept. 3. Persons requiring special accommodations or materials in an alternate format or language, should contact Jim Ristau.