The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting the Soil Management Summit December 14 and 15, 2021 in Mankato. If I remember correctly this big conference has been in the past called the Strip Till Conference, Conservation Tillage Conference, Ridge Till Conference and maybe others. While the titles have changed the theme of the conference has not! I was pleased when I received the news release from Claire LaCanne Extension Educator in Rice and Steele County not only that it would be in person but also close by in Mankato!

Claire is on the planning committee and was excited about the conference. There will be well know scientists presenting research about sequestering carbon, soil health, cover crops and many more. Another big part of the program is Minnesota farmers talking about their experiences with conservation tillage. Even with out cold soils in the upper Midwest they have developed systems that work well. Other farmers looking at adopting some form of conservation tillage can learn from them and not make the same mistakes!

You can register and find more information at the website: z.umn.edu/sms2021. If you register by November 30, 2021 the cost is $155, after November 30, 2021 it increases to $185. In addition there is a virtual option of $100.