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August 15, 2018

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Announcing the Third Annual Soil Revolution Conference Dec. 12 – Save the Date!

Registration opens Wednesday, Sept. 12

Boulder County, Colo. - Join us Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Boulder JCC for the third annual Soil Revolution Conference. This full-day event will shed light on the past, present, and future issues surrounding soil health, including the history of global agricultural production, agronomic and financial benefits for today's producers, and the importance of creating resilient landscapes.

Registration opens Sept. 12 at

This event is hosted by Boulder County Parks & Open Space, CSU Extension, the City of Boulder, USDA-NRCS, and the Boulder Valley and Longmont Conservation districts.

Updates will be posted to the conference website,, including a growing speaker list and program agenda. For more information, please contact Vanessa McCracken at or 303-678-6181.

Confirmed speakers include:

David R. Montgomery, a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. An author of award-winning popular-science books, he has been featured in documentary films, network and cable news, and on a wide variety of TV and radio programs, including NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Fox and Friends, and All Things Considered

John Kempf, the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a plant nutrition and biostimulants consulting company. A top expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming, John founded AEA in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools and strategies that
will have a global effect on the food supply and those who are growing that supply. John is the host of the Regenerative Agriculture Podcast
. He skillfully discusses the larger social and environmental impacts of food, agriculture, and ecology. John’s mission is to provide support to the world’s farmers and globally impact our food supply.

Darrin Unruh, who grew up on a farm in Reno County, Kansas running a 4010 John Deere tractor pulling a four-bottom plow has come full circle on his views about soil health. Darrin, along with his brother, manages about 770 acres. They have a cow/calf operation near their home in Pretty Prairie, Kansas and focus on flex grazing to improve soil biology, incorporating forages, native range, cool season perennials and annual diverse cover crops.

Dannele Peck is Director of the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub, which strives to connect agricultural producers with science-based information to empower their weather-ready and climate-smart management decisions. Prior to joining the USDA Agricultural Research Service in 2016, Dr. Peck conducted research, teaching, and extension for 10 years at the University of Wyoming as an Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics. Raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York, Dr. Peck is a first-generation college student and proud alumna of the McNair Scholars Program.

Conference poster