Crawfordsville, Indiana, February 21, 2022 – Registration is now open for the Inaugural Midwest Regional Workshop—Health Farms, Healthy Communities, presented by Geosmin Agricultural Solutions (www.geosmin.us). It is a farmer-focused workshop to develop farm management solutions for improved soil health and agroecosystems through organic and sustainable farming practices. Farmers who either currently are or considering practicing soil health, regenerative agriculture, or organic practices will get timely advice from expert farmers, researchers, and specialists.
Farmers will discuss, both on stage and in a farmer panel, their inspiration for transitioning to soil health, regenerative agriculture, and organic farming, challenges they have overcome along the way, and their current operation.
Academic, government, and non-profit specialists will discuss farming practices for soil health measurement, new technologies for manure and nutrient management, alternative methods for weed management, transitioning to organic production, and managing reduced till organic farming. CCA credits are available.
Dylan DeSutter, Regenerative Farmer from Attica, IN
Mike Stites, Regenerative Farmer from Kokomo, IN
Michelle Wander Ph.D., Professor Agroecology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Chad Penn Ph.D., Soil Scientist at USDA, Ag Research Service, National Soil Erosion Research Lab
Karla Gage Ph.D., Associate Professor of Weed Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Ashley Adair, Organic Agriculture Specialist, Purdue University Extension
Lèa Vereecke, Organic Crop Consultant, Rodale Institute
The event will be held on March 23, 2022 at Hidden Hollow Farm near Crawfordsville. The cost of registration is $25 and will include a complimentary breakfast which will start at 8:00am with the main program starting at 9:00am. Complimentary lunch will be served at noon featuring pulled pork, brisket, mashed potatoes, green beans, drinks, and dessert. The program will conclude at 3:30pm.
There will be a hotel room discount available at Holiday Inn Express, Crawfordsville, Indiana. The group discount access code is “farmer workshop”. Room rates are $89.00 per room per night plus 10% tax per room per night, discounted from regular rate of $107.00. The cutoff date for making reservations is March 13, 2022.
is an agricultural and environmental solutions company based on the principle that healthy soil is the foundation for healthy ecosystems, healthy communities, and healthy people. “Geosmin” is the name of a naturally occurring soil compound that gives a healthy soil its characteristic smell. Geosmin is the essence of soil. Similarly, we believe that soil is the essence of life. Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of communities, literally from the ground up. Through helping farmers manage their soil, we believe it is possible to rebuild soil and communities to a healthy and thriving state. We believe that an organization’s success is ultimately measured by how many people they help. We look forward to providing you with sound, accurate advice and assisting you in your journey to rebuilding your soil, and your community.