$30 – $2,000

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Phillips County Event Center

22505 US Hwy 385

Holyoke, CO 80734

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Event description

Description

Make plans now to join farmers and ranchers at the 2019 Farming Evolution event in Holyoke, CO. The Farming Evolution will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20 & 21, 2019. The Phillips County Event Center on the Fairgrounds just north of Holyoke, CO, will house the event.

Christine Jones, soil ecologist from Australia, will be the headline speaker. Over several decades, Christine has worked with farmers and ranchers using renewing practices. After a highly respected career in the public sector, she began to promote the benefits of soil carbon throughout the world.

Christine will spend a good deal of time explaining how we can build new top soil. She’ll transition to the amazing power of diversity. She’ll also talk about how Pasture Cropping can benefit the soil and producer. Pasture Cropping is seeding annual crops into former cropland seeded to grasses. This includes CRP, Soil Bank, or go back lands. You can learn more about Christine at www.amazingcarbon.com

Raj Khosla will speak about Precision Nutrient cycling and the Precision Climate Smart Agriculture. Raj was named Precision Ag educator of the Year in 2015 by the Precision Ag Institute. He is interested in the connection between soil variability and precise crop inputs. He is also using remote sensing techniques to identify crop nitrogen stress in irrigated corn and to detect weeds.

Seeing is believing, and nothing makes an impression like a Rainfall Simulator. Seeing how water behaves on soils with different tillage & cropping histories is fascinating every time.

Do you know how nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorous cycle in the soil? Candy Thomas will share both how they cycle and why that matters to you. Candy works for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a Soil Health Specialist for Kansas and Nebraska.

Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds is the topic for Eric Westra. Eric is a research associate with Todd Gaines at Colorado State University. He will discuss identifying and managing problem weeds.

A panel of ‘pilots’ will discuss the topic of Drones: Toy or Tool? There will also be a producer panel on hand to share their no-till/soil health journey.

Lodging Options in Holyoke, all are located along Hwy 385.

The Burge Hotel (Historic Building) 970-854-2261 (north end of town)

Cobblestone Inn & Suites 970-854-3222 (south end of town)

Golden Plains Motel 970-854-3000 (south end of town)

Holyoke has a number of places to eat, most of which are locally owned and operated and offer a variety of food choices. You will find Kardales, Los Parras, and the Pizza Pad on Hwy 385 north of the stoplight as well at the grocery store which has fried chicken and sides. South of the stoplight 1 block on highway 385 is Subway and at the very south end of town is Blisties. The Skillet is 1/2 block west of the stoplight and Taqueria Hernandez is 1 block west. East of the stoplight 1/2 block you'll find Texas style barbeque at Happy Jacks and 4 blocks east in a blue building is Amanda's Mercado.

AGENDA

Day 1 - Wednesday, February 20

8:30-8:40 Welcome, logistics, move to pavillion
8:40-10 Rainfall Simulator
10-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Building New Topsoil - Christine Jones
11:15-11:20 Exhibitor Presentations - 1 minute each
11:20- 12:05 Raj Khosla -Precision Nutrient cycling and the Precision Climate Smart Agriculture
12:05-12:10 Exhibitor Presentations - 1 minute each
12:10-1:10 Lunch
1:10-2:05 Eric Westra - Herbicide Resistance Weeds
2:05-2:10 Exhibitor Presentations - 1 minute each
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:30 Building New Topsoil - Christine Jones
3:30-4:15 Scott Speck - Using Satellite Imagery to Make Decisions
4:15-4:20 Exhibitor Presentations - 1 minute each
4:20-5:30 snacks and visit with presenters/exhibitors

Day 2 - Thursday, February 21

8:30-8:35 Welcome
8:35-9:35 The Power of Diversity - Christine Jones
9:35-9:50 Break
9:50-10:50 Drones - Toy or Tool? - Panel
10:50-11:40 Ecological Nutrient Mgmt - Candy Thomas
11:40-noon Producer panel
noon - 1 Lunch
1-2:00 Pasture Cropping - Christine Jones
2:00 End

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Phillips County Event Center

22505 US Hwy 385

Holyoke, CO 80734

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved