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You are invited to share your innovative solutions through collaborative learning, visioning, and problem solving!

We will be gathering to work towards a shared vision to guide soil health initiatives across the arid West. Together we seek to identify shared strategies and research priorities and to determine which are the most critical to improving soil health. Our collaborative work at this event will have an impact with implications spanning from human health, to agricultural productivity, to the environment.

Join leaders from six state and federal agencies, academia, producer groups, industry partners, NGO's and conservation organizations, along with agriculture producers and representatives from foundations and funders. 

This event is FREE, but registration is required.

The event will take place at CSU Spur's Hydro Building. Learn more about the location here:

There is a virtual option available for the breakout session on the afternoon of Day 1 for the State Level Roundtable Discussions. Please contact us directly for more information on virtual attendance. 

This event is brought to you by a collaboration between the Colorado Department of Agriculture, CSU Spur IN-RICHES (Integrated Rocky Mountain-region Innovation Center for Healthy Soils), STAR (Saving Tomorrow's Agricultural Resources), and Acres U.S.A.
September 19, 2023

8:00-8:30 Coffee and Registration
8:30-9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00-9:15 Hold Our Ground Film Screening

9:15-10:30 Stakeholder Perspectives on Soil Health (Interactive Plenary Session)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 STAR: Colorado's Soil Health Program (Presentation)

11:30-12:30 Lessons from State Soil Health Programs in the West (Panel Discussion)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Producer Perspectives on Soil Health (Panel Discussion)

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 State-level Roundtable Discussions (Breakout Rooms - Hybrid Capabilities)

3:45-4:30 Collaborating Across Boundaries (Interactive Plenary Session)

4:30-5:30 Cocktails

5:30-8:00 Dinner and Keynote Address 

September 20, 2023

8:00 Meet at CSU Spur Hydro Building

8:30 Depart for Field Day

9:15 Arrive at Kilt Farm
11:15 Arrive at Sekich Land and Livestock

11:30 Infiltration/Slate Test Demo

12:00 Vence Demo

12:15 Lunch

1:15 Producer Panel

2:00 Farm Tour

3:00 Closing and Departures