Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line on February 23 & 24, 2021
2021 Farming & Ranching for the Bottom Line Conference
Registration is now open for the Feb. 23 and 24, 2021, “Linking Soil to Well-Being,” the annual Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line event normally held in Bismarck, N.D.
If you have an opportunity to print out some posters to distribute or use to invite your friends and neighbors to join you, it would be very sincerely appreciated!
Due to the pandemic, this year’s event will be held online via Zoom, a video conferencing service. The event begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, and continues at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.
14 speakers featured
Just two of the 14 speakers for the Feb. 23 and 24, 2021, event are Dr. Nicole Van Dam and John Kempf.
Dr. Nicole Van Dam: Van Dam is a professor at the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany, and a researcher at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig, Germany. Her research mission is to unravel the molecular and chemical mechanisms governing interactions between plants and herbivores.
John Kempf: Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), a plant nutrition and biostimulants consulting company. He is a top expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming. Kempf founded AEA in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education tools and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who are growing that supply. He is building a comprehensive systems-based approach to plant nutrition, a system solidly based on the sciences of plant physiology, mineral nutrition and soil microbiology.
Please see the flyer for the full list of speakers and their speaking times.
Registration and Zoom link
There is no cost to participate in this online event. However, registration is required to get the Zoom link for the event. Those who register will be e-mailed the Zoom link invite the week of the event.
Register online at https://farming-and-ranching-for-the-bottom-line.eventbrite.com
Questions and more information
If you have any questions on registration or the event, contact Connie Bryant , Burleigh County Soil Conservation District (SCD), at:
Phone: 701-250-4518, ext. 3
Industry Perspective: Presented by Dr. Tom Rabaey, General Mills
Rain, Rust & Ruts: Is there a Silver Lining in 2019?: Presented by Dr. Mark Liebig
Links Between Land Management & Food Quality: What can Archives Samples Tell Us?: Presented by Dr. Andrea Clemensen
USDA Soil Health/Human Health Project: Presented by Dr. Mike Grusak
NDSU Agribiome Initiative: Presented by Dr. Gregory Lardy & Dr. John McEvoy
Building Soil Health Across ND: Innovative Producer Panel: Moderated by Dr. Abbey Wick
Let Food and Feed Be Our Medicine: Presented by Dr. Fred Provenza
Mending Broken Linkages: Soil, Plants, Herbivores, & Humans: Presented by Dr. Fred Provenza
What Makes People Do What They Do on Their Fames & Ranches: Presented by Dr. David Toledo
Perspective From Both Sides of the Desk: Presented by John Pfaff, Security First Bank
Weather Crystal Ball: Presented by Laura Edwards
Restorative Agriculture: A Farmer's Perspective: Presented by Greg Busch
Bankers Perspective: https://vimeo.com/327775715/2dc907be2b
Couple Panel: https://vimeo.com/327774693/450cb4bda2
Dorito Effect: https://vimeo.com/326366155/3f93a82539
Planned Grazing: https://vimeo.com/326365016/2dce28740d
Bale Grazing: https://vimeo.com/325695576/41017e0391
Drought Conditions: https://vimeo.com/325526385/57fb1e93e2
Cover My Crops: https://vimeo.com/325498862/203e3354c1
Animal Behavior: https://vimeo.com/325498380/dfd90e4380
Livestock Handling: https://vimeo.com/325497834/8f091a3c11
Crop and Livestock Prices - https://vimeo.com/262085278
Economics of Improved Soil Quality - https://vimeo.com/262084880/d8f86a2c49
Reflection of ND Agriculture - https://vimeo.com/262084937/6bd2ed82fc
Grazing Strategies in a Dry Year - https://vimeo.com/262085075/77a9a15b86
Crop Production in a Dry Year - https://vimeo.com/262085216/950933838a
Weather Crystal Ball - https://vimeo.com/262084712/cd06ee4486
Ag Lender Panel - https://vimeo.com/262090707/cb54e22941
Day one is hosted by the Planning Team:
Susan Samson-Liebig, USDA NRCS 701.530.2018
Roberto Luciano, USDA NRCS , 701.934.1359
Renae Gress , NDSU Morton County Extension 701.667.3348
Beth Hill, North Dakota Forest Service
Jackie Buckley, Retired NDSU Extension Agent 701.391.7113
Cal Thorson, Area 4 SCD Cooperative Research Farm 701.527.3795
Marco Davinic, Bismarck State College 701.224.5417
Tim Faller, NDSU Agricultural Experiment Stations 701.567.3030
John Hendrickson, USDA Agricultural Research Service 701.667.3015
Dave Archer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, 701.667.3048
Ryan Kobilansky, Morton County SCD, 701.667.1163
Valarie Froelich, Morton County SCD, 701.667.1163
Connie Bryant, Burleigh County SCD, 701.250.4518
Darrell Oswald, Burleigh County SCD, 701.250.4518
Nolan Swenson, Burleigh County SCD, 701.250.4518
Chet Zapzalka, Burleigh County SCD, 701.250.4518
Chad Thorson, Burleigh County SCD, 701.250.4518
Day two is hosted by the Burleigh & Morton SCDs, Menoken Farm, NDSU, and the ND Grazing Coalition