2023 Midwest Soil Health Summit

Mar 08, 2023 12:00PM—Mar 09, 2023 5:00PM


Holiday Inn 5637 Highway 29 South Alexandria, MN 56308


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Registration closes at noon on Monday, March 6. Walk-up registration will not be available at the Summit.

SFA’s premier soil health event, the Midwest Soil Health Summit will be held at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria, Minnesota on March 8 and 9, 2023. Join pioneering experts in the soil health world from near and far for this unique two-day event.

The event space opens up at 12 PM on Wednesday, with programming beginning at 1 PM. The event ends at 5 PM on Thursday.


Featured Speakers:

Dave Brandt went 100% no-till in 1971 and later on began cover cropping with soils that had 0.75% organic matter that today range from 6.8-8%.

Gene Goven is a farmer and rancher in North Dakota who has managed to increase production by 450% on his native prairies. He now leaves more forage behind than he used to produce.

Dr. Elaine Ingham is an expert soil microbiologist who has advanced our knowledge and understanding of the soil food web for decades and has successfully restored the ecological function of soils on six different continents.

Anna Cates, PhD will share on-farm research from Minnesota comparing farms using conventional and soil health practices.

Additionally, you will hear from expert local farmers including cattlemen, regenerative crop farmers, and our own Kent Solberg and Doug Voss.


Registration: Starting January 16, 2023, registration will cost $150 for members and $200 for nonmembers.

Early Bird pricing ended January 15, 2023: $125 for members and $175 for nonmembers.

Scholarships: There are a limited number of partial scholarships for registration available to students and emerging farmers. Please contact Jared Luhman at jared@sfa-mn.org for more information.

Refunds: If you need to cancel your registration, you can request a refund through February 28, 2023. Simply email us at info@sfa-mn.org.


Lodging: SFA has a room block at the Holiday Inn. You may join the block and get a discounted room rate by calling the venue at (320) 763-6577 and requesting the “Midwest Soil Health Summit” block.

Meals: Included with registration are Wednesday evening meal and social, Thursday breakfast and lunch.

Sponsors & Exhibitors: Join us! Info and application here.


Address: Holiday Inn 5637 Highway 29 South, Alexandria MN 56308

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