A soil health workshop is slated for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 in Bismarck.
“Restoring Life in the Soil” will be held in the Bavendick Room at the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College.
Featured speakers include Mark Liebig, a research soil scientist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Mandan, who will talk about “Regeneration through Diversity.”
Luncheon speaker is Ken Miller, the recipient of the 2017 North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award. The award honors stewardship and management of natural resources. Miller and his wife, Bonnie, operate Miller Ranch near Fort Rice.
Jay Fuhrer, a soil health specialist with NRCS-North Dakota, will conduct a closing discussion. Other speakers include the following:
• Mark Huso, certified crop adviser, Lakota: “Addressing salinity and soil health in diverse crop rotations”
• Joe Breker, farmer, Havana: “What I have learned about soil health in 2017”
• Ron Kessel, certified crop adviser, New England: “Utilizing precision ag and cover crops to improve soil health”
• Derrick Dukart, farmer and rancher, Manning: “The value of diversity, covers and livestock”
Registration to reserve a seat and lunch are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 20. Call 701-250-4518, ext. 3.