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SWCD to host Soil Health Week programs at UIU

As part of Soil Health Week, the Soil Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) of northeast Iowa and Upper Iowa University are co-hosting a pair of public programs at Fayette Campus on Wednesday, September 19, and Thursday, September 20.

Frederick Kirschenmann will first present “A Career in Sustainable Agriculture” in the UIU Student Center ballrooms at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 19. A North Dakota farmer and distinguished Fellow for Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Kirschenmann is a champion of agricultural resilience, an advocate for soil health, and an organic farming pioneer. No pre-registration is required to attend the program.

In addition, a Soil Health Symposium on the principles of soil function will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the ballrooms Thursday, September 20. The guest speakers include Kirschenmann, soil scientist Dr. Kristine Nichols and North Carolina farmer Russell Hedrick. Producer Loran Steinlage of West Union, Iowa, will also share innovative soil health practices he has implemented in Fayette County.

Symposium Agenda
Registration from 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Program at 10 a.m.
Lunch served at 12:45 p.m.
Following the afternoon speakers, the event is scheduled to conclude at 4:30 p.m.

Advance RSVPs are requested for the symposium. Please register for the Soil Health Symposium ($20) at fcsw.eventbrite.com.  At-the-door-registrations will be accepted.

All are welcome to attend any of the programs. Upper Iowa University is a proud partner in both events.

For more information, please contact Fayette County SWCD at 563-422-3868.

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