National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health
The National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, held Feb. 17-19, 2014 in Omaha, Neb., brought together 300 agricultural leaders and innovators to explore how we can make American agriculture more sustainable through improved soil health. Attendees represented agricultural industry, the farm community, academia, government, commodity and conservation organizations.
As part of this landmark event, Cover Crops and Soil Health Forums took place Feb. 18 at over 200 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Extension offices nationwide. These forums gave farmers and other agricultural professionals the opportunity to send their thoughts to the national conference and engage in local conversations on cover crops and soil health. Forums were attended by an estimated 6,000 people.
Conference organizers are developing a report on recommendations to increase cover crop adoption based on discussions at the conference and local forums. To see it when it becomes available, keep an eye on these pages, join SARE's mailing list or follow us on social media.
Follow Twitter conversations from the conference at #covercrops2014.
Photos from the conference can be found here.
Short videos of innovative farmers improving production and conserving soil with cover crops.
Watch opening sessions of the conference, held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and broadcasted live to 230 locations across the country as part of the Cover Crops and Soil Health Forums.
Browse presentations by session topic or view a complete list.