Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District to host soil health event

(ABC 6 News) – The Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District (OSWCD) is hosting an upcoming stop on the “What needs to be regenerated on your farm?” I-90 tour.

In collaboration with the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition, the event comes to Stewartville on Feb. 7.

Experts will showcase innovative practices they have implemented to enhance productivity and profitability of their crops, livestock, and soil.

This will take place at the Stewartville Civic Center at 105 1st St. E.

A free dinner will be available for attendees.

The I-90 tour serves as a platform for sharing insights, experiences, and success stories that contribute to the overall advancement of agricultural practices.

“As agriculture evolves, it is crucial to highlight initiatives farmers are implementing in our region to promote sustainable and efficient farming methods,” said OSWCD Manager Skip Langer. “We hope our agricultural community attends and finds practices they can use on their own lands.”

Attendees will hear from the following speakers.

  • Gary Zimmer: Owns an award-winning 1000-acre farm near Lone Rock, Wisconsin. He is recognized worldwide for his dedication to improving farms by restoring soil.
  • Everett Rolfing: Started experimenting with no-till on his 550-acre farm near Lewiston 14 years ago. He will share his financial savings in time, equipment, and fuel.
  • Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld: An expert in climate science. He will talk about recent weather patterns and provide a detailed weather forecast for the area.