ISAP’s 2022 Risk Management Conference
ISAP’s 2022 Risk Management Conference is a free 3-part webinar series ‘debunking’ popular myths that may be keeping some from considering soil health and conservation drainage practices. The series will look beyond the environmental benefits of conservation cropping systems, to highlight the production and economic benefits producers can gain by transitioning to a soil health system. Continuing education credits (CEU’s) will be offered.
The first webinar in the series will take on the myth that “Cover Crops Are Just Another Input,” exploring the agronomic benefits of taking a systems approach to improving soil health. How nutrients cycle in a biologically active soil will be discussed, followed by 2 examples from the field on how the use of soil health systems have changed farmers’ agronomic approach to nutrient management and weed control.
The second session will review the economic benefits of transitioning to a soil health system, busting the myth that “Conservation Costs Too Much.” Discover tools ag economists and commercial lenders use to assist farmers in any transition, and how to value the long term improvements a soil health system provides.
The myth “Tile and Conservation Don’t Mix” is a misconception that may be limiting farmers’ interest in transitioning. Tile systems can be designed to mitigate the increased risk of nutrient loss drainage presents, while providing a foundation for soil health systems to thrive. Hear a farmer’s perspective on how conservation drainage practices have impacted his operation.