Here is another opportunity to learn about soil biology, among several other topics, at an upcoming meeting hosted by JDS Seeds in Orrville, Ohio. Reservations were due by Friday, November 24, but have now been extended through Monday, November 27. See below for agenda and meeting info.
RSVP’s may be directed to John at 330-465-1794 or Joseph at 330-749-2825.
We are so excited to partner with the Mid-America Organic Association (MOA) and Midwest Bio-Systems to bring Bio Farming Boot Camp to the MOA Conference on January 25 from 8:00am-5:00pm. Conveniently scheduled the day before the MOA Conference, you shouldn’t miss a beat if you plan on attending both. Check out the visual below for the complete agenda.
In addition we plan to cover:
- How to achieve 200 bushel/acre corn with only 35# of added nitrogen
- How to reduce inputs, including nitrogen and phosphorous
- How to achieve improved tilth
- How a larger root system can lead to more water holding capacity
- How to improve infiltration
- How to reduce compaction
- How organic matter and carbon sequestration can enhance soil health
- How decomposition of your 2016 crop residue can improve your 2017 yields
- How to navigate the transition years
- Where to get the highest premium for your crops
If you like what you see, register today and save money! Early bird price (before January 15) is $75. Regular price is $95. Register here on the MOA website. This fee includes 1 day of educational sessions, extreme networking, and lunch.
Bio Farming Boot Camp and the MOA Conference will both be held at the Sheraton Crown Center, located at 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, Missouri. If you’re coming from out of town, don’t forget to take advantage of the special conference rate of $119 (+tax) per night for 2 people. Rooms at this rate are limited, so please make your reservations early and mention the “Mid-America Organic Association Conference 2017” to receive the special price. Accommodations can be made at 866-716-8134.
If you have any questions, whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to call us at 815-872-1190.
As Henry Rollins once said, “In winter, I PLOT and plan. In spring, I move.” We are so excited to plot and plan with you this winter season, as early as November 29! As most of you know we have 7 seminars scheduled through February and today, we’re releasing the agenda for our Omaha meeting, which will be held the week after Thanksgiving.
Omaha will be a bit special because it will be held at Midwest Laboratories on 13611 B Street. Midwest Labs is where we send our soil samples and attendees will have an opportunity to tour their facility. It’s quite impressive really! You will get to see their tissue, soil, and microbiology labs.
Anyway, if you can join us on the 29th, and we really hope you do, this is what you’ll be in for:
- How to Maintain a Strong Biological Component for Sustainable Crop Production – Larry Zibilske, Texas Plant and Soil Lab
- Biology is essential in sustainable crop production. We’ll discuss how soil microbes, organic matter, soil biology, along with chemical and organic fertilization practices effect crop production. We’ll also explore ways to test soil quality.
- AgriEnergy Resources Biologicals – Dean Craine, AgriEnergy Resources
- We’ll take you down the road of biological farming and how improving your soil with SP-1™, Myco Seed Treat® (Mycorrhizal Fungi) and Residuce® could potentially help benefit your bottom line!
- Midwest Labs Q&A with John Menghini PLUS a tour – John Menghini, Midwest Labs
- What goes into a soil analysis you may be wondering? Wonder no more. This tour will take you above and beyond what goes into a typical soil analysis. Learn about aflatoxin and petiole tests too!
- AgriEnergy Resources Organic Products – Eric Johnston, AgriEnergy Resources
- Learn what our organic programs entail and how we help guide customers through the transition period. We offer many programs including soil treatments, in-row and 2X2 starters, along with side dress and foliar, using both liquid and dry organic products. Our new program includes a liquid calcium treatment, which we’ll share numerous successful stories.
This is an organic snap bean field located in Wisconsin. Learn tips on how to achieve a similar result in Omaha!
- Organic Insect & Disease Control Products/Programs – Mike Wyatt, AgriEnergy Resources, Nebraska
- Each year has it’s up’s and down’s. Learn to combat challenges with ease, no matter the situation. We’ll explore programs that include products to be used on field corn, popcorn, seed corn, dry beans, soybeans, green beans, garbanzo beans, wheat, spelt, barley, oats, emmer wheat, and various grasses.
- Organic Weed Control – Farmer Panel
- Hear from real-life farmers who combat obnoxious weeds like foxtail and giant ragweed by using flamers, tine weeders, cultivators, and more! These guys have some of the cleanest fields we have ever seen!
- Q&A with the Experts – Reggie Destree, Organic Consultant; Mike Wyatt, AgriEnergy Resources, Nebraska; Eric Johnston, AgriEnergy Resources
- Have questions how to improve your operation? We can help. Bring your questions on wheat and specialty grains, potatoes, corn, alfalfa, vegetables, beans, and transitional cropping.
If you want to be a part of our kick-off event from 9am-4:30pm, please reserve your spot by November 21 by calling 815-872-1190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.