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aUGUST 30 & 31, 2022

Events Building located outside Gate #6 (south side)

Tuesday, August 30

  • 10:00  -  Scaling Up Efforts to Improve Iowa’s Soil Health and Water Quality

  • For six years, IAWA and IDALS have led an effort to find the barriers and solutions to scaling up water quality efforts through an initiative called Conservation Infrastructure. Now the groundwork is set to integrate those solutions into the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
  • Speakers:  Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; Sean McMahon, Iowa Ag Water Alliance Executive Director
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Soil and Water Management

 

  • 10:30  -  Iowa Nitrogen Initiative

  • The future of fertility research:  A first-of-its-kind public-private research partnership to improve the fundamental understanding and management of nitrogen for the benefit of productivity, profitability, and environmental performance.
  • Speaker:  Dr. Mike Castellano, Iowa State University
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Nutrient Management

 

  • 11:00  -  Iowa Smart Ag

  • What does resilience look like in uncertain times?  How two Iowa farms are embracing circular agricultural practices and how they enhance profitability on the farm.
  • Speakers:  Iowa farmers Kellie Blair and Bryan Sievers
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Crop Management

 

  • 11:30  -  Optimizing Fertilizer

  • Improving profits and fertilizer management with soil health.
  • Speaker: Mitchell Hora, Continuum Ag
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Nutrient Management

 

  • 12:00  -  Networking lunch

 

  • 1:00  -  Soil Health = Beer

  • Join in on a unique conversation from a farmer, a maltster, and an agronomist on how soil health turns into beer. There are positive impacts of adopting cover crops on the Iowa landscape to our soil and water, and this session will take it a step further. We will connect conservation and regenerative farming practices to how they contribute to the Iowa craft beer scene that tells the Iowa farming story.
  • Speakers:  Lance Lillibridge, farmer & ICGA president; Eric Miller, Miller Malting; Evan Brehm, Iowa Soybean Association
     
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Soil and Water Management

 

  • 1:30  -  C-CHANGE

  • Iowa State University's C-Change Program and Roeslein Alternative Energy – A partnership to a new horizon through an alternative and sustainable pathway.
  • Speaker:  Connor Woods, Roeslein Alternative Energy
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Sustainability

 

Wednesday, August 31

  • 10:00  -  Startling a Conservation Side Hustle

  • How successful entrepreneurs capitalize on conservation trends and opportunities to make more money.
  • Speakers:  Sean McMahon, Iowa Ag Water Alliance Executive Director; Iowa farmers Dean Sponheim and Bill Frederick
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Soil and Water Management

 

  • 10:30  -  Benefits and Challenges of Enrolling in Carbon Market Programs   

  • Gaining transparency in the carbon marketplace.
  • Speakers:  Travis Deppe, CIBO              
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Professional Development

 

  • 11:00  -  Iowa Smart Ag

  • What does resilience look like in uncertain times?  How two Iowa farms are embracing circular agricultural practices and how they enhance profitability on the farm.
  • Speakers:  Iowa farmers Kellie Blair and Bryan Sievers
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Crop Management

 

  • 11:30  -  Optimizing Fertilizer

  • Improving profits and fertilizer management with soil health
  • Speaker: Mitchell Hora, Continuum Ag
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Nutrient Management

 

  • 12:00  -  Networking lunch

 

  • 1:00  -  Farm to Brew

  • Learn about opportunities to connect grain production straight to the consumer through beer, bourbon, and milled products. Liz and her team are dedicated to educating consumers and creating premiums for products grown using soil health and conservation practices through their many operations.
  • Speaker:  Dr. Liz Haney, Ag Soil Regen
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Soil and Water Management

 

  • 1:30  -  C-CHANGE

  • Iowa State University's C-Change Program and Roeslein Alternative Energy – A partnership to a new horizon through an alternative and sustainable pathway.
  • Speaker:  Connor Woods, Roeslein Alternative Energy
  • CCA CEU:  .5 Sustainability
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