Theme: Going Green with Conservation-Based Farming: Market-Based Approaches to Promote Soil Health and Water Quality
The 2016 Green Lands Blue Waters conference brings a market-based focus to complement innovative, science-based approaches to conservation of soil and water quality. Landowners react positively when their “bottom-line” is enhanced. Proven, market-based options, including cover crops and perennial-based practices (i.e., agroforestry, perennial grains, biomass, and forages) support the deployment of “continuous living cover,” and speak directly to the bottom line. Farmer-to-farmer strategies are required to scale up conservation for large scale impacts on soil and water quality.
Opening Keynote: Bill Buckner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Foundation
The Noble Foundation conducts direct operations, including assisting farmers and ranchers, and conducting plant science research and agricultural programs, to enhance agricultural productivity regionally, nationally and internationally.
Closing Keynote: Sean McMahon, Executive Director, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
Increasing the pace and scale of farmer-led efforts to improve water quality.
November 29-30, 2016
University of Missouri Campus, Memorial Union
Hampton Inn and Suites Columbia at the University of Missouri
Room Rate: $119/night plus taxes