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September 12, 2018

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Registration now open for the third annual Soil Revolution Conference

Inviting farmers and ranchers of all scales and production systems

Boulder County, Colo. - Registration is now open at for third annual Soil Revolution Conference scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Boulder JCC.

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.

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.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be included.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Vanessa McCracken, Boulder County Parks & Open Space Agricultural Resources Specialist, at or 303-678-6181.

Confirmed speakers include:

David R. Montgomery is 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 News Hour, Fox and Friends, and All Things Considered

John Kempf is 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 grew up on a farm in Reno County, Kansas, running a 4010 John Deere tractor pulling a four-bottom plow and 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 the 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.