Mar
12
to Mar 14

Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop

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The Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. The workshop will provide hands-on training on soil health practices, improve understanding of the practical barriers producers face when implementing soil health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. We will also strive to get the various groups working on soil health in the region on the same page regarding sampling protocols, method selection, and the current state of the science.

Keynote titled, “Taking Action on Soil Health: Aligning science, economics and policies for adoption.”  Presented by Pipa Elias.

To register and view full session schedule visit: http://csanr.wsu.edu/healthysoils/

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Mar
27
to Mar 28

RESILIENCE FOR LAND AND LIVESTOCK CONFERENCE 2019

For more information on registration and schedule visit: http://pnchm.org/educational-opportunities/grazing-conference-2019/

TEMPLE GRANDIN

GRAZING ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND HUMANE LIVESTOCK HANDLING FACILITIES

Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for processing meat plants. Curved chute and race systems she has designed for cattle are used worldwide and her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling.

GABE BROWN
A LEADER IN SOIL HEALTH AND HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT

Gabe Brown practices and promotes Holistic Management at his farm in North Dakota. He strives to solve problems in a natural and sustainable way.  Improving soil health is a priority and no-till farming has been practiced since 1993.  A diverse cropping strategy, which includes cover and companion crops are used.  He has eliminated the use of synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, and insecticides. He minimizes the use of herbicides and is striving to eliminate their use, entirely.  He does not use GMOs or glyphosate.  His ever-evolving grazing strategy allows most of his pastures a recovery period of over 360 days.  These strategies have allowed the health of the soil, the mineral and water cycles to greatly improve.  The natural resources have benefited.  This resulted in increased production, profit and a higher quality of life for us.  He is moving towards sustainability for not only this generation but future generations as well.

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Apr
9
to Apr 11

OCEAN Connect 2019

Spend three days with Oregon's top conservation professionals as they address today's natural resource challenges and look ahead to future issues. You will go home with new strategies and techniques to implement conservation, increase public education, lead your staff, and build partnerships.

For more information and full schedule visit: https://oceanconnect.org/connect_2019.php

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