Starting February 19 2014, 06:00 PM
Ending February 20 2014, 05:00 PM

Midwest Soil Health Summit

Register below for the Midwest Soil Health Summit, to be held Feb. 19-20 at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, Minn.

The Summit will convene some of the most innovative farmers and researchers in the Upper Midwest for two days of networking, speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions – all geared at improving the health of your soil.

Keynote: Gabe Brown

The keynote speaker will be Gabe Brown of Brown's Ranch in Burleigh County, N.D. Brown (right) is a pioneer in diverse cover cropping, having used no-till techniques for two decades.

Following Brown’s address will be a presentation by Richard Bieber, a producer from South Dakota who has been practicing no-till for 27 years and cover cropping for over a decade.

Other confirmed speakers:

  • Kent Solberg, SFA Livestock and Grazing Coordinator

  • Wendy Taheri, Research Microbiologist with the North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory

  • Jay Fuhrer, District Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Bismarck, N.D.

  • Ryan Stockwell, National Wildlife Federation

The first day, Feb. 19, will be focused on networking and start at 6 p.m. with snacks and a cocktail hour as well as a casual presentation. 

Feb. 20 is a full day of programming beginning at 8 a.m. and will include Brown's keynote address, a producer panel, a series of breakout networking sessions opportunities to interact one-on-one with producers and researchers, and more. There will be a slate of exhibitors as well. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

Cost is $100 for current SFA members and $150 for non-members. If you wish to join SFA and receive the discount code for $50 off registration, click this link to visit our Join page. Once you join SFA, a discount code will be emailed to you. For questions on SFA membership, contact SFA Communications Coordinator Jason Walker at

Registration ends at 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

Note: SFA members must choose the "discount" option below and enter the code that was sent in a members-only email. If you need the discount code or to check the status of your membership, email

Conference registration is nonrefundable. 

Arrowwood Resort is a family-friendly location with an indoor water park, ice fishing, cross country ski trails, snowmobiling, ice skating, broomball, and more. For more information or to reserve a room, call the resort at 320.762.1124.

Event Location

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
2100 Arrowwood Lane NW
Alexandria, MN 56308

The registration deadline for this event has passed.