Session I


Agronomics

9:00 am: Welcome and Overview

Steve Walthour, General Manager, North Plains Groundwater Conservation District

Presentation

9:15 am: Funding Opportunities from Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Keith Sides, State Irrigation Engineer, USDA-NRCS

Presentation

9:50 am: How Local EQIP Funding of Master Irrigators Will Work

Mike Caldwell, County Director, USDA-NRCS

10:15 am: Break


10:30 am: Soil Health, Infiltration and Residue Management – Part I

Fred Vocasek, Senior Laboratory Agronomist, Servi-Tech

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

12:00 pm: Lunch


Sponsored by:
Lights

12:45 pm: Soil Health, Infiltration and Residue Management – Part 2

Fred Vocasek, Senior Laboratory Agronomist, Servi-Tech

Agronomic Irrigation Water Quality   Irrigation Water Quality

1:45 pm: Fertility Management

David Reinart, Co-Owner, Better Harvest, Inc

Presentation   Handout   Midwest Laboratories, Inc Handout

2:15 pm: Break


2:30 pm: Fertility Management - Cont.

David Reinart, Co-Owner, Better Harvest, Inc

Phytech Presentation

3:45 pm: Producer Panel

Ronald Meyer
Kelly Kettner
Crop Production Services

4:30 pm: Adjourn


Extra Material


Dr. Steve Amosson's 2016 Master Irrigator Presentation
A Profitability Comparison of No-Till and Tillage Farms
A Yield Comparison of No-Till and and Tillage Farms
A Cost Comparison of No-Till and Tillage Farms
Economics of Residue
Corn & Soybean Digest's Economics of Soil Loss Article