20th Annual Arkansas Soil and Water Conference is Jan. 31

JONESBORO – The 20th annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference and Expo at Arkansas State University will address the latest issues and trends in soil and water conservation.
This year’s event will be Wednesday, Jan. 31, at First National Bank Arena, 217 Olympic Drive, on the A-State campus. Producers from Arkansas and surrounding states are expected to attend.
A number of speakers from agricultural agencies and private interests will gather to share their thoughts on the latest issues and trends in soil and water conservation.
“Attendees will learn about three initiatives: the Arkansas Soil Health Alliance, the Ducks Unlimited rice-sustainability program, and a new public-private partnership that seeks to foster ag innovation in the Arkansas Delta,” said Joseph Massey, steering committee chair.

“Other professionals will discuss ways to detect and reduce soil compaction, and how digital technologies are impacting agriculture. Updates will be given on the state’s water plan, nutrients in the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers, and conservation initiatives in the new Farm Bill. Four farmers will discuss how they have successfully approached water and soil conservation on their own farms.”

Other speakers include university experts and a representative from the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Up to 7.5 hours of Certified Crop Advisers Soil and Water Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered.

More than 20 local and national vendors and agencies will have booths displaying their products and/or services. The 2018 Premier Sponsor is P&R Surge Systems, Inc. of Lubbock, Texas.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the conference begins at 8 a.m.

To register online, individuals should follow the conference link at AState.edu/soilandwater. The fee for the day-long conference, including lunch, is $40.

For more details, contact Chris Jones at (870) 972-2043 or by email, chrisjones@AState.edu.

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