Conference 2018


8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Soil Health Session

9:00 am

Considering Your Limiting Factors for Achieving Your Soil Health Goals
Daryl Chubb, PAg, Integrity Soils, Irricana, AB [Presentation PDF]
9:30 am

Soil Conservation as an Adaptation to Climate Change
Dr. Dave Sauchyn, Professor of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Regina [Presentation PDF]
10:00 am

Soil Health and Greenhouse Gases
Dr. Mario Tenuta, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba [Presentation PDF]
10:30 am

Refreshment and Networking Break

10:45 am

Soil Organic Matters for Soil Health
Dr. Kate Congreves, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan [Presentation PDF]
11:15 am

Keynote Speaker: The Rulers of Underground & How They Plan to Take Over the World
Jill Clapperton, PhD, Chief Scientist of Rhizoterra Inc, Spokane, Washington, USA [Presentation PDF]
12:05 pm

Luncheon - Address by Honourable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture

Farming Systems Session

1:00 pm

A Focus on Biology to Restore Soil Health on Our Farm
Derek Axten, Producer, Minton, SK [Presentation PDF]
1:15 pm

On-Farm Research Trials on Our Farm
Adam Gurr, Producer, Forest, MB [Presentation PDF]
1:30 pm

Trying to Find the Right Mix on Our Farm
Jeff Odgers, Producer, Spy Hill, SK [Presentation PDF]
1:45 pm

Solar Energy On Our Farm
Eric Leicht, Producer, Spalding, SK [Presentation PDF]
2:00 pm

Producer Panel
Moderated by Jocelyn Velestuk, Producer, Agronomy Consultant, SSCA Director
3:00 pm

Refreshment and Networking Break

3:15 pm

A Farm-Eye View: Applying New Soil Health Knowledge to Cropping System Design
Dr. Martin Entz, Professor of Cropping Systems, University of Manitoba [Presentation PDF]
3:45 pm


4:00 pm


     CCAs:  Approved for 5.5 CEUs
NM - 1.5        SWM - 4.0

CCSCs: Approved for 5.5 CEUs
PD - 2.0   SS - 2.0   CM - 1.5