The Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District (OSWCD) is hosting an upcoming stop on the “What needs to be regenerated on your farm?” I-90 tour. The event, taking part in collaboration with the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition, comes to Stewartville on February 7, 2024.
During the event, various experts will showcase innovative practices they have implemented to enhance productivity and profitability of their crops, livestock, and soil. The event will occur from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Civic Center at 105 1st Street E in Stewartville. A free dinner will be available for attendees.
The I-90 tour will serve as a platform for sharing insights, experiences, and success stories that contribute to the overall advancement of agricultural practices.
“As agriculture evolves, it is crucial to highlight initiatives farmers are implementing in our region to promote sustainable and efficient farming methods,” said OSWCD Manager Skip Langer. “We hope our agricultural community attends and finds practices they can use on their own lands.”
Attendees will hear from the following speakers.
- Gary Zimmer: Owns an award-winning 1000-acre farm near Lone Rock, Wisconsin. He is recognized worldwide for his dedication to improving farms by restoring soil.
- Everett Rolfing: Started experimenting with no-till on his 550-acre farm near Lewiston 14 years ago. He will share his financial savings in time, equipment, and fuel.
- Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld: An expert in climate science. He will talk about recent weather patterns and provide a detailed weather forecast for the area.
Those interested in attending can register online.
Take a survey!
OSWCD is asking all local farmers and landowners to take a brief survey. OSWCD wants to learn more about communications preferences to understand how to better share information with you. OSWCD will accept survey responses through March 15, 2024.
“We’re eager to gather your thoughts to help enhance our programs and ensure OSWCD continues to serve you well,” said Langer.