The 10th annual Soil Health Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Delta Center for Performing Arts, 822 Grand Ave., Delta.
The conference is an educational and networking event designed to educate producers, orchardists, ranchers, government officials and the community about ways to increase organic matter and increase the health of soils by using cover crops, no-till/minimum-till, green manure, grazing, composting, entomology and other sustainable practices for food and fiber production.
The conference will feature internationally recognized soil microbiologist and keynote speaker Kris Nichols, Bill and Kelli Parker with Parker Pastures in Gunnison and a listening session hosted by The Colorado Collaborative for Healthy Soils.
The conference will take soil health education and implement techniques and specifically adjust them for the local area. As pressure on agricultural production increases, soil health practices can ensure that agricultural needs are met with sustainable production, quality and economic viability.
Conference tickets are $60 and may be purchased at www.westerncoloradosoilhealth.org.
For more information, call 964-3582.