Developing a Strong Economy for Delta County

 
428 Main St., STE 101, Delta, CO 970-874-4992               

STAY TUNED - We are planning the 6th Annual Western Slope Soil Health Conference - Feb 11-12, 2016 - with Gabe Brown.


The 2015 Soil Health Conference took place on January 30th/31st.  Participants learned how to put practices to work on farms, orchards, and smaller homesteads/gardens. Featuring national and local experts, this conference presented ways to increase organic matter in and the health of our soils through cover crops, green manure, grazing, compost, entomology, and other sustainable practices. 


email: for more information or call DCED at 970-874-4992

 

Conference Agenda:


FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015

 

8:00 a.m.: Welcome by Mike Collins

8:30 a.m.: George Whitten, Holistic Rotational Grazing

9:45 a.m.: Break

10:00 a.m.: Panel Discussion: George Whitten, Robbie LeValley, Anna & Lance Hanson, Liz With

11:00 a.m.: Networking Break

11:15 a.m.: Lunch provided by Chop at the Rec

11:45  a.m.: Lunch Speaker - Dr. Cabot

12:30 p.m.: Jonathan Lundgren, Entomologist

1:45 p.m.: Break

2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Jonathan Lundgren, Joel Price, Bob Hammon

2:45 p.m.: Keith Burns & Steve Woodis – Cover Crops

3:30 p.m.: Wrap up: Mike Collins


SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015

 

8:00 a.m.: Welcome by Mike Collins

8:30 a.m.: Kris Nichols – Soil Microbiology

9:45 a.m.: Break

10:00 a.m.: Panel Discussion: Kris Nichols, Verlin Rocky, Chuck Peacock, Dave Dearstyne

11:00 a.m.: Networking/Break

11:15 a.m.: Lunch provided by Chop at the Rec
11:45 a.m.: Lunch Speaker - Brendon Rockey

12:30 p.m.: Karl Kupers, Marketing Sustainable Agriculture Practices

1:45 p.m.: Break

2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Karl Kupers, Robbie LeValley, Bob Lane

2:45 p.m.: Wrap up: Mike Collins

Conference Sponsors include:

Better Compost

The Gunnison Basin & Grand Valley Selenium Task Forces

Shavano Conservation District

Cropworks

Wells Fargo


With additonal support from:

Tri-County Water Conservancy District

Delta County Memorial Hospital

Colorado First National Bank


Door Prizes provided by:  Better Compost, Cropworx, 3XM Grinder and Compost, LLC and High Country Hauling