SWCS
August 22, 2017

Specialty Conferences

SWCS holds specialty conferences on a variety of current conservation topics and issues. If you are interested in or have an idea for a potential workshop, conference, or other collaboration, please contact events@swcs.org.


Nutrient Management and
Edge of Field Monitoring Conference
December 1-3, 2015
Memphis, Tennessee


The Nutrient Management and Edge of Field Monitoring Conference provided an opportunity for researchers, conservation professionals, and farmers from across the nation to discuss edge of field monitoring research, nutrient reduction strategies and activities, and conservation programs that have been successful and innovative. 

Final Program
Presentation Slides

 

 

 

 


Iowa Cover Crops Conference
February 17-18, 2015
West Des Moines, Iowa
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The Iowa Cover Crops Conference provided a forum for farmers, industry leaders, and agribusiness professionals to exchange information, discuss opportunities for collaboration, learn about successful cover cropping practices, and troubleshoot challenges that may be encountered.

Final Program
Presentation Slides


National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health
Harvesting the Potential
February 17-19, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska

The National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health brought together 300 agriculture leaders and innovators to explore how we can make American agriculture more sustainable through improved soil health. Attendees represented the agriculture industry, the farm community, academia, government, and commodity and conservation organizations.

As a part of this landmark event, Cover Crops and Soil Health forums took place February 18 at over 200 Natural Resources and Conservation Services (NRCS) and Extension office nationwide. These forums gave farmers and other agricultural professionals the opportunity to send their thoughts to the national conference and engage in local conversations on cover crops and soil health. Forums were attended by an estimated 6,000 people. 

Videos of the opening panel sessions and more resources may now be found on the SARE website.


Cover Crops: Practical Strategies for Your Farm
Illinois - January 29-30, 2013 | Decatur, Illinois
Iowa - December 13-14, 2012 | Altoona, Iowa

Cover Crops: Practical Strategies for Your Farm was a day and a half conference targeted to farmers and cover crop service providers. Two events were held, one in Iowa and one in Illinois.

Iowa Agenda
Illinois Agenda
 


Building Science Assessments for State-Level Nutrient Reduction Strategies 
November 13-15, 2012
Davenport, Iowa

Building Science Assessments for State-Level Nutrient Reduction Strategies was a multi-day workshop at which attendees and speakers worked to (a) present the process and results of the science assessment work being done in Iowa on nutrient reduction, (b) provide a workshop environment for state and regional teams in the Mississippi River Basin to collaborate on developing or advancing the process for their state science assessments, (c) offer presentations and posters on additional science resources available to state teams for developing their assessments, and (d) discuss current information on additional science questions.

Workshop Program
Iowa Science Assessment (link to ISU website)


Modeling Summit 2011: Advancing the Science of Modeling
March 29-31, 2011
Denver, Colorado

This meeting provided a forum to exchange information, discuss opportunities for collaboration, and learn about the advantages and limitations of available data sets for inclusion in current and future models. Attendees included modelers and data stewards from federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, industry, private consulting firms and universities.

Final Program and Abstracts

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