Fall Field Day: Forrest Keeling Nursery
Good soil makes good plants, and good plants make good soil!
Healthy soil is full of life. It must be the starting point for land management and planning, agricultural economics, or conservation applications. Come learn what you don’t know about soil vitality and ways you can create it at this year’s Forrest Keeling’s Fall Field Day.
- Barriers and opportunities in soil health and how to improve soil naturally,
- Creative conservation applications,
- Native plants and working with government and private businesses on green solutions,
- Emerging specialty crops,
- Tours showcasing Forrest Keeling’s RPM-production and best management practices.
Keynote speaker Dr. Andrew Neal, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, U.K., Department of Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems, is an environmental microbiologist interested in important microbial processes in soils and sediments. Andy is particularly fascinated in how complex interactions between plants and soil can improve plant health and performance.
Dave Murphy, Missouri Department of Conservation Commission Chair will start the day. Presenters from corporate, academia and private practice round out the list of presenters.
- Registration 8:00-8:45a
- Welcome 8:45a – Wayne Lovelace, Forrest Keeling Nursery president
- Opening Remarks 9:00a – David W. Murphy, Missouri Department of Conservation Commission chair
- Keynote 9:20a – Dr. Andrew Neal, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, U.K.
- Breakouts 10:30a – 12:30p and 1:30-4:00p
- Lunch – Sugarfire BBQ 12:30-1:30p
- Review of the Day, Door Prizes and Refreshments 3:30-4:30p including Urban Chestnut beer
Ask us about CEUs! No charge to attend! B-B-Q lunch from Sugarfire – St. Louis provided!