Green Lands Blue Waters Conference 2016




Theme:  Going Green with Conservation-Based Farming: Market-Based Approaches to Promote Soil Health and Water Quality

DESCRIPTION


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.

Keynote Speakers

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.



Dates
November 29-30, 2016

Venue
University of Missouri Campus, Memorial Union

Conference Hotel
Hampton Inn and Suites Columbia at the University of Missouri
Room Rate:  $119/night plus taxes

Contact information:
Michael Gold:
GoldM@missouri.edu
573-884-1448

Caroline Todd:
ToddCS@missouri.edu
573-884-2874

Richard Warner:
rhwarner@umn.edu

 
Contact Information
Primary Contact
Michael Gold
573-884-1448
goldm@missouri.edu
 
Date & Location
Date: 11/29/2016 to 11/30/2016
Location: Memorial Union, University of Missouri