The Nutrient Management and Edge of Field Monitoring Conference will provide an opportunity for researchers, conservation professionals, and farmers from across the nation to discuss edge of field monitoring research, nutrient reduction strategies and activities, and conservation programs that have been successful and innovative.

The conference will place an emphasis on identifying and developing methods to document progress and milestones of conservation efforts in meeting Mississippi River Basin nutrient reduction goals as well as Great Lakes Basin nutrient reduction goals.

The conference will have three key breakout tracks focusing on research and monitoring results, the implication of those results for reducing nutrient loads in the basin, and watershed project implementation to achieve nutrient reduction strategy goals.

In addition to researchers and field specialists, keynote conference presenters include Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, US Department of Agriculture; Ellen Gilinsky, Senior Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency; and Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

The conference will be preceded by an agricultural symposium of the Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters initiative examining four important conservation practices: nutrient management and soil amendments, conservation tillage, cover crops, and water management. Producers and crop consultants will share their expertise and experiences with support from research, industry, outreach, and policy participants.

We hope you will considering joining us for both the symposium and the conference! To stay up to date as additional event details are released, please visit www.swcs.org/nutrientmanagement.