Carbon, Climate, Crops and Soil: The Mycorrhizal Connection
August 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - August 22, 2015 @ 8:00 pm CDT| $75 – $125
Workshop & Land Institute Tour: August 21 from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 p.m.
Cover Crop Bus Tour: August 22 from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 p.m.
Ambassador Hotel in Salina KS
Both days: $125 | $100 before 8.14.2015
Single day: $85 | $75 before 8.14.2015
Mycorrhizal Connection Workshop & Land Institute Tour
Reestablishing a mycorrhizal fungal element to crops as well as understanding the role of mycorrhizal fungi in soil and plant health will be the focus of the workshop on Friday, August 21, at the Salina Ambassador Hotel, 1616 W. Crawford, Salina. An afternoon field tour will be held at the Land Institute in Salina, located at 2440 E. Water Well Rd. Lunch is included in registration.
8:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Restoring Life to Your Soil – Dale Strickler and Gail Fuller
10:00 AM Dr. Christine Jones – Amazing Carbon Soil Scientist, Australia
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Mike Amaranthus & Larry Simpson, Mycorrhizal Applications – Oregon
3:00 PM Tour of the Land Institute with Wes Jackson
5:30 PM Supper on your own
7:00 PM Social Mixer with Wes Jackson and Speakers
Learn more! Click to read the workshop article
Cover Crop Bus Tour
On Saturday August 22, an all-day bus excursion will highlight the benefits of using cover crops. The bus will depart from the Salina Ambassador Hotel parking lot, 1616 W. Crawford, Salina, promptly at 8:00 am for tours of a Star Seed test plot and four farms using cover crops. Lunch & supper are included and the bus should return to the hotel at approximately 9 p.m.
7:45 AM Registration
8:00 AM Bus departs Salina
9:30 AM Strickler Farm
10:30 AM Ryan Carlgren Farm
12:00 PM Lunch in Courtland
1:30 PM Simmelink Farm
3:00 PM Griffiths Farm
4:30 PM Star Seed tour, Osborne
6:00 PM Picnic at Lake Wilson
8:00 PM Travel back to Salina
Learn more! Click to read the bus tour article