Nora Paulovich, manager of North Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA) and conference chair announced dates for the 2019 Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing. The combined conference will take place on December 10, 11, and 12, 2019 at the DoubleTree West Edmonton Hotel The Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and the Western Canadian Grazing Conference were combined into a 3-day event in 2017. A number of Alberta applied research and forage associations organize and present these popular events with help from partners in industry and government. The conferences in 2015 and 2017 featured, among other top researchers and soil health practitioners, Gabe Brown of Bismarck, North Dakota. Paulovich said that Brown will return for this event. Other speakers and panelists are being added and the full agenda will be released soon. Registration information is also forthcoming. Farming and ranching for soil health enhances biodiversity and increases biological activity, both of which are absent in current production technology. In both cases integrating plant diversity, keeping the soil covered, maintaining living roots as long as possible, and minimal soil disturbance leads to reduced crop inputs, greater infiltration and water holding capacity, and a myriad of environmental and social benefits. Soil health is greatly enhanced when practiced in conjunction with animal agriculture. “Gabe Brown is maybe the best at cropping and livestock integration” notes Paulovich. The 2019 venue is larger than the previous location; both the 2015 and 2017 events sold out and turned registrants away. Those interested in the conference can find updated registration information at npara.ca and absoilgrazing.com Contact: Nora Paulovich: [email protected]
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