The Midwest Soil Health Summit

Midwest Soil Health Summit

The 11th Annual Midwest Soil Health Summit

March 13 & 14, 2024

Courtyard Marriott Mankato

Registration and more information coming soon!

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.

Become a member here.
Members must log in first to see member pricing.

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.


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,

Sponsor Opportunities

Please consider partnering with us on SFA's premier soil health event of the year.

Sponsor information coming September 15, 2023.


A look back at our 2023 conference:

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.

Our 2023 Sponsors


A voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices that protect our water.


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

Established on the foundation of providing accurate, reliable and impactful analytical testing services surround the principles of soil health and regenerative agriculture.


For non-traditional agricultural operations marketing products to consumers or through local/regional food systems, Compeer can help with your financing needs. We provide dedicated underwriting, fast turnaround, exceptional client service and technical expertise and training opportunities - benefits that are generally hard to come by for non-traditional operations.

For more than 80 years, helping people make investments in their operations and local communities to keep working lands working, boost rural economies, increase the competitiveness of American agriculture, and improve the quality of our air, water, soil, and habitat.

MNL is a full service ecological restoration company, specializing in restoring native landscapes across the upper Midwest. From wetlands and woodlands to prairies and riverbanks, MNL is equipped to handle any project from site preparation through long term vegetation management. In addition to ecological service offerings, MNL specializes in growing local origin native seed and plants.

Agriculture testing facility.

Providing electric fencing and electric netting, sheep and goat supplies, clippers and shearers, ear tags, poultry products and expert advice for over 40 years.

A grassroots membership organization that works to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of family farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

The Match Made in Heaven: Livestock+Crops Project is funded by a North Central Region SARE grant. The Match Made in Heaven survey is an effort to discover and understand what is working and what isn't in integrating crops and livestock.


We are a certified organic handler & processor, and we are proud to offer one of the largest selections of organic farm seed in the country. Albert Lea Seed, Viking, and Blue River products are now all conveniently available under one roof! We offer organic seed for the whole farm: corn & soybeans, cover crops, forages, small grains, conservation, lawn, and more.

We aim to connect graziers and landowners, matching livestock to land. Graziers can search for forage to graze and landowners can search for livestock to graze their land.

A Farmer-owned marketing cooperative representing over 1700 Farmers in 34 states, Canada, Australia, and the UK. The Cooperative produces organic dairy, egg, meat, produce and livestock feed products sold nationwide under our brand labels Organic Valley and Organic Prairie. For more information, contact our Farmer Hotline at 888-809-9297.

A family owned business with services ranging from a one-stop shop for graziers equipment and systems, seed mixes, reference materials and consultation.

Manufacturer and distributor of natural and organic fertilizers, feed supplements, insecticides, herbicides and soil consulting.


A agronomy company that provides predictive analytics for the most economically damaging pests and disease, advising crop advisors and seed dealers.

Soil moisture sensors that are affordable, easy to use, smart farming and smart technology that instals in the field in minutes.

Solar Electric (PV) design, sales and installation.

A farmer-led nonprofit focused on educating about soil health and helping farmers implement the practices.

Marketing a unique mix of supplies & equipment for fruit & vegetable growers, plus organic inputs and equipment for larger farms.

An agricultural based lender with other financial services for their customers.

Chartered in 1922, we are America's defenders of our soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife.

Byron Seeds LLC is a team of individuals who have a passion for high energy forages, cover crops, and proper farming techniques. Byron personnel seek to understand our clients' goals so that we may provide the best environment for our clients' success through research, education, support, and quality products.