Kerr Center

9th Annual Agroforestry Symposium: Soil Health in Diverse Cropping Systems

9th Annual Agroforestry Symposium: Soil Health in Diverse Cropping Systems
01/25/2018 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Columbia, MO (University of Missouri Bond Life Sciences Center)
Gregory O. Mori

Symposium Schedule

8:00 a.m. Coffee and Registration
8:30 a.m. Introduction
Dr. Michael Gold,
Interim Director, The Center for AgroforestryWelcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Christopher Daubert,
Dean, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
8:45 a.m. Priorities for Advancing Soil Health Management Systems
Dr. Wayne Honeycutt,
President and CEO, Soil Health Institute
9:30 a.m. Soil Health and Promoting Multi-Functional Agriculture Systems: Insights from California
Dr. Amelie Gaudin,
Associate Professor, University of California Davis
10:00 a.m. Soil Ecosystems Services of Agroforestry
Dr. Ranjith Udawatta,
Center for Agroforestry
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: Farmer Perspectives on Enhancing Soil Health
12:00 p.m. Lunch (Soil Demonstrations and Poster Session in McQuinn Atrium)
1:00 p.m. Advances in Soil Health Indicators: Developing Affordable and Interpretable Tests for Farmers
Dr. Kristen Veum,
1:30 p.m. Healthy Soils: The Missouri Partnership
Sara Parker Pauley,
Director, Missouri Department of Conservation
2:00 p.m. National and Regional Trends in Adoption of Soil Health Practices
Dr. Rob Myers, Director, USDA – North Central SARE
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Programs and Agency Coordination for Soil Health in Missouri
Moderator: Gregory O. Mori, Outreach Coordinator, UMCA
3:45 p.m. Reception, Poster Session and Demonstrations in McQuinn Atrium (Until 5:45 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. Reception Presentation
Nick Goeser, Soil Health Partnership/NCGA
5:45 p.m. Adjourn

Symposium is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.
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For more information, visit the conference website or contact Gregory O. Mori by email or phone (573-884-2874).