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Nebraska Soil Health ConferenceFeb. 9 near Mead
Nebraska Ag Connection - 01/25/2023

The 2023 Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference (formerly Nebraska Cover Crop Conference) aims to invite everyone to join to discuss and analyze the latest innovations, achievements and opportunities to build and maintain healthy soils. This event features innovative and diverse speakers — researchers, extension educators and ag producers — who will share their experiences adopting regenerative soil health practices, such as cover crops, diversified crop rotations, biochar and perennial grains. Join us and bring all your questions about soil health and regenerative agricultural practices.

The conference will take place on Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. CST, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m., at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center, August N. Christenson Building (address: 1071 County Road G, Ithaca).

Session talks include:

- Benefits of re-diversifying crop rotations in the Midwest.

- Interseeding cover crops into early-season corn and soybean.

- Practical tips for selecting and grazing forage cover crops.

- Nebraska farmer’s perspective on diverse crop rotations and intensification.

- Emerging topics in soil health.

- Biochar as a soil amendment.

- Opportunities for the perennial grain Kernza.

- The latest at the cover crop industry.

- Registration and CCA credits:

Registration is free but pre-registration is required by Feb. 4. Find the full program agenda and register at

Certified crop advisor (CCA) is offered to attendees, CCA credits are applied for and pending.

This conference is sponsored by the UNL Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Soybean Board.

For more information, contact Nebraska Extension personnel:

Katja Koehler-Cole, 402-504-1016

Caro CĂłrdova, 402-472-6292

Nathan Mueller, 402-821-2151

Aaron Nygren, 402-624-8030

Todd Whitney, 308-995-4222

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