November 16, 2018

Fishers, Indiana

Join us on Friday, November 16th for the Hoosier Chapter’s Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

Dr. Walter Lowdermilk's study “Conquest of the Land through 7,000 Years” provides a significant historical linkage to the importance of soil health today. Culture greatly impacts agricultural and conservation practices and our ability to sustain natural resources. Additional pressures such as extreme weather events, a growing population and less farmable land means that taking proper care of the soil is as critical as it is age-old and wise.

Shelby Callaway, NRCS
Warning from Vanished Civilizations: The History and Continuing Impact of Lowdersmilk’s Conquest of the Land through 7,000 Years

Stephanie Frischie, Xerces Society
Experiences with Soil Health Practices on Olive Farms in Spain

Dennis Todey, USDA Midwest Climate Hub
The Dust Bowl and implications for the Future Based on Climate Trends

Curtis Knueven, NRCS
Wrap up—Taking Good Care of Our Soil is Not Optional

Register by November 12.

For more information contact Curtis Knueven or Ashley Brucker at

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