2017 Agenda

Featuring Special Guest, Jay Fuhrer

  • Jay is the North Dakota State Soil Health Specialist for NRCS. He was previously the District Conservationist in Burleigh County, ND where he has spent every waking hour sharing his passion for soils and their health.


8-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:30 Keynote Address by Jay Fuhrer
9:30-9:45 Visit Sponsors & Break
9:45-10:30 Breakout Session 1
For Farmers For Advisors From Industry
Speaker  Mark Fritz, Land Stewards  Abby Wensik – Wood SWCD  AgSolver
Topic  Protecting your Soil from Pipelines  Soil Your Undies Not the Healthiest Soil? You still have options!
10:30-10:45 Visit Sponsors & Break
10:45-11:30 Breakout Session 2
For Farmers For Advisors From Industry
 Speaker  Nathan Brause, Crawford County farmer  Bob Hendershot, Ohio Dept of Ag Cornell University
 Topic  Growing Opportunities- from Farmer to Entrepreneur  Grazing Livestock for Healthy Soil Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health
11:35-12:05 Recovering from a Pipeline Panel Discussion
 12:05-12:15  Vendor Minute
12:15-12:45 Buffet Lunch
 12:45-1:15  Ag Comedian, Jay Hendren  Sponsored By: Poet Biorefining of Fostoria
1:15-1:30 Visit Sponsors & Break
1:30-2:15 Breakout Session 3
For Farmers For Advisors From Industry
 Speaker  Allen Dean, Ohio Farmer  Jay Fuhrer, North Dakota NRCS  Alan Sundermier, OSU Extenstion
 Topic  Nothin’ but the Truth, My Farm’s Journey to Healthy Soil Conservation Planning to Restore Soil Health State & National Initiatives to Reach Healthy Soil in Ohio
2:15-2:30 Visit Sponsors & Break
2:30-3:15 Breakout Session 4
For Farmers For Advisors From Industry
 Speaker  Jim Hoorman, Ohio NRCS John Fulton, OSU  Gypsoil
 Topic  Soil Health 101  Using Technology and On-Farm Research to Guide Decisions toward Soil Health  Gypsum, as a Soil Health Amendment
3:15-4:00 Pie, Ice Cream and Speaker Panel Wrap Up