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Soil Health Innovations Conference

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Date March 08, 2021   -   March 09, 2021
Location Virtual
Registration Required Yes

Conference Spotlights Innovative Technologies to Build Healthy Soils

NCAT opened registration for the inaugural Soil Health Innovations Conference, which was postponed last year. It will now be a virtual conference, scheduled for March 8 and 9, 2021.

Emerging technologies and innovative practices have recently begun to shine a light on the importance of healthy soils for the future of sustainable agriculture. And those promising new approaches are dawning at a time when there is a growing commitment among producers, food companies, and policy makers to improve the resilience of healthy food systems at their very root.

The conference will bring together leading experts and innovative farmers from around the U.S. to share the latest in soil science, best practices in soil management, and the emerging technologies that will drive the future of sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

NCAT is sponsoring the conference in cooperation with USDA Rural Development, Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), and Montana State University.

The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for producers and educators to examine current practices as well as the concepts, techniques, and practical applications that may be available in the future.

Details and Registration

The conference will be held online March 8 and 9.

Registration is now open. To register and for more information, go to

The Soil Health Innovations Conference will feature renowned national experts, NCAT staff, and farmers and ranchers on these issues, among others:

  • The connections between soil health and human health
  • Soil-health management practices
  • The connection between soil health and water management
  • Building healthy soil on a large scale
  • Regenerative grazing
  • Biology-based soil testing
  • Corporate investment in soil health
  • New markets for soil carbon sequestration
  • Innovative public policies

Watch for more details at about speakers and other Soil Conference highlights as the conference date approaches.

For more information, you can contact Sandra Booth at or 406-494-4572.


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