The Midwest Soil Health Summit

Midwest Soil Health Summit

The 11th Annual Midwest Soil Health Summit

Managing for Profit with the Soil Health Principles

Wednesday, March 13 & Thursday, March 14, 2024

Courtyard Marriott Mankato

This is our biggest soil health event of the year, drawing together local and national experts in the field with attendees for discussion, networking, and education. Farmers, ag resource professionals, agency staff, hungry learners and more - all are welcome to attend and learn together.

Early Bird registration now open!

Early Bird rates are $125 for SFA members, and $175 for nonmembers.

Regular pricing starts January 16, 2024 at $150 for members and $200 for nonmembers.

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Scholarship information also coming soon.



Keynote Speakers

Mitchell Hora, Continuum Ag
Dale Strickler, Agronomist, Rancher, Author
Burke Teichert, Rancher, Consultant

Hailing from different parts of the country, each keynote speaker will bring unique expertise on crop farming, ranching, drought resilience, farm profitability, and much more.


Additional, local speakers to be announced soon.

Sponsor Opportunities

Please consider partnering with us on SFA's premier soil health event of the year. You may apply using either form option below.

Sponsorship information and fillable PDF form

Apply online


SFA has room blocks at:


Included with registration are Wednesday evening social with hors d'oeuvre and cash bar, and Wednesday lunch.


Coming soon.

Questions? Contact Jerry Ford,

Our 2023 Sponsors


The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices that protect our water.


Pattern Ag predicts next season's risk of pests and disease by measuring the soil's DNA. Additional results include soil biofertility measures and soil attributes. By knowing what to expect next season, farmers can make the optimal decisions on seed selection, crop protection, and fertility needs.

The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is to enhance all Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment and the strength and resilience of our agricultural economy

Manufacturers of equipment for improving soil biology (regenerative solutions)


The Forever Green Initiative is developing and improving winter-hardy annual and perennial crops that protect soil and water while driving new economic opportunities for growers, industry, and communities across Minnesota.

Farmers Union is a grassroots, member-driven organization working for family farmers and rural communities. We believe in fair farm and rural policy that guarantees a safe and abundant food supply, provides family farmers with fair prices for their labor, and revitalizes rural Minnesota.


Albert Lea Seed provides farm-proven products including Blue River Organic and Viking non-GMO corn, soybean and alfalfa seed, as well as a quality line of forages, cover crops, small grains, conservation seed and turf seed.

Solar Electric (PV) System Design, Sales & Installation

Practical Farmers of Iowa works to equip farmers to build resilient farms and communities. Our values include: welcoming everyone; farmers leading the exchange of experience and knowledge; curiosity, creativity, collaboration and community; resilient farms now and for future generations; and stewardship of land and resources. Our programs are guided by the interests and priorities of our members.



A look back at our 2023 summit:

Under the theme “Pioneering the Future: The Soil Health Mavericks,” we brought in a mix of Minnesotan farmers, researchers like Anna Cates, PhD, and pioneers from across the country such as Dr. Elaine Ingham, Gene Goven, and Dave Brandt.

Presentations included personal on-farm soil health journeys, research conducted on Minnesota farms, and discussions on nutrient management and soil biology. Read all about it here.