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Diversity of Farming Systems is the Key – Q&A Following the Keynote

Preeminent soil scientists Kris Nichols and John Reganold invite your questions and comments in this participatory session following their keynote presentation. Do you want to learn more about a whole systems approach to regenerate agricultural soils? Deepen your knowledge about soil microbial life? Get the details on the use of cover and companion crops, perennials, silvopastures, shrubs, adaptive grazing, residue management and reduced soil disturbance? Discuss how our community can meet the challenge of "feeding the world" or explore what the future role of organic agriculture and other alternative farming systems might be? This interactive workshop is your chance to deepen the dialogue and engage with two cutting edge researchers and teachers, who welcome your observations and inquiries.

Track and Session Info

Track: 
Soil, Fertility, & Production
Session: 
C | 3:30 pm

Date and Location

Day: 
Thursday
Presenter(s): 

Dr. Kris Nichols

Title: 
Dr. Kris Nichols
Presenter Affiliation: 
Soil Microbiologist, KRIS Systems Education & Consultation
Bio: 
Dr. Kris Nichols is the founder and principal scientist of KRIS Systems Education & Consultation and a sub-contractor with Soil Health Consulting, Inc. She is a Soil Microbiologist with over 25 years of research experience and a great array of publications and presentations. Dr. Nichols was the Chief Scientist at Rodale Institute and a Research (Soil) Microbiologist with the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in North Dakota. Kris grew up on a 640-acre grain farm in SW Minnesota which is still managed by her father Jim Nichols, former State Senator and Commissioner of Agriculture.

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