The virtual 2021 Soil Health Conference held Jan. 6-7 offered more than 400 attendees the chance to hear conservation advice and encouragement from an excellent lineup of soil health experts and innovators.
World Food Prize Winner Dr. Rattan Lal spoke about the importance of soil carbon, the role it plays in our lives and the benefits of sequestering it in the soil. Oklahoma farmer and rancher Jimmy Emmons gave advice on how to reduce tillage and implement good soil health practices. Iowa farmer and equipment innovator Loran Steinlage talked about the benefits of interseeding cover crops. Nebraska agronomist and author Dale Strickler explained how to build drought-resistant soil. Jorgensen Land and Cattle CEO Nick Jorgensen of Ideal, S.D., spoke about using virtual fence collars in livestock for ease of grazing management. Montana State University Billings Director of Student Health Services Darla Tyler McSherry spoke on the topic of how to help agricultural producers who are struggling with stress.