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Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit Conference

December 7, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and the SDSU Southeast Research Farm will host a seminar for growers interested in soil heath and regenerative agriculture on Dec. 7, from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Yankton Archery Complex Community Center (800 Archery Lane, Yankton, South Dakota).

2021 Program Schedule

  • 8:45 a.m. CDT– Registration
  • 9:15 a.m. — “Farming With Intention,” Joshua Dukart, North Dakota Ranch Manager and Certified Educator of Holistic Management
  • 10:30 a.m. — Break
  • 10:45 a.m. — “A Look at Cropping Patterns and Profits,” Peter Sexton, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist; and Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management
  • 11:15 a.m. — “Soil Carbon and Economics,” Nick Jorgensen, CEO/CFO of Jorgensen Land and Cattle, Ideal, South Dakota
  • 11:45 a.m. — “Cereal Rye Between Corn and Soybeans: Pros and Cons,” David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist
  • 12:15 p.m. — Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. — SDSU Southeast Research Farm Annual Business Meeting
  • 1 p.m. — “Using Cover Crops in an Integrated Livestock-Cropping System: Assessing Soil Health and Livestock Production,” Kevin Sedivec, North Dakota State University Professor and Rangeland Management Specialist
  • 2 p.m. — “Farmer Panel: Cover Crop Grazing on Croplands,” Bruce Carlson, Garretson, South Dakota; Jim Kettelhut, Pukwana, South Dakota; and Joshua Dukart, Hazen, North Dakota
  • 3 p.m. — Break
  • 3:10 p.m. — “Cover Crops Grazing and Soil Health: Can You Have Your Cake and Eat it Too? ,” Mary Drewnoski, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Associate Professor and Beef Systems Specialist
  • 4 p.m. — Survey and wrap-up

For registration and more information, click here.


December 7, 2021
8:45 am - 4:00 pm


SDSU Extension
SDSU Southeast Research Farm


Yankton Archery Complex Community Center
800 Archery Lane
Yankton, SD 57078 United States
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