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SCHEDULE.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

8:00 - 9:00                   

Registration/Coffee & Doughnuts

9: 00 - 9:10                  

Welcome

Barry Evans, Farmer, Kress, TX

9:10 - 10:30                   

"Regenerating the Diversity of Life in Soil: Hope for Farming, Ranching, Environment and the Climate"

Dr. David Johnson, NMSU

10:30 - 10:50               

Break

10:50 - 11:40               

"Cover Crops – Benefits and Challenges"

Kelly Kettner, Farmer, Muleshoe, TX

11:40 - 12:00               

Rainfall Simulator                                             

Brandt Underwood, NRCS

12:00 - 1:00                 

Lunch by Evie Mae's Barbecue

2:00 - 2:50                   

"My Adventures with No-till Farming and Cover Crops"              

Ronald Meyer, Farmer, Dalhart, TX

1:00 - 2:00                   

"Your soils health:  making and keeping a New Year's resolution"               

Dr. John Zak, TTU

2:50 - 3:15                   

Break

3:15 - 4:15                   

"Benefits and Guidelines for Integrating Livestock into Cropping Systems"             

Dr. Tim Steffens, WTAMU                      

4:30 - 6:30                   

Beer & Bull

Wednesday, Feb. 13

9:00 - 10:30                 

Workshop: Building a Composting Bioreactor    

Dr. David Johnson, NMSU

10:30 - 10:45               

Break

10:45 - 12:00               

"Using Diversity to Control Pests and Build the Resilience of Farms"

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, Bluedasher Farms                    

12:00 - 1:00                 

Lunch- Ribeye steaks by Macaroni Joes

1:00 - 2:00                   

"Managing your residue for success"                     

John Reznik, Farmer, Dumas, TX       

2:00 - 3:00                   

"A Farmer's Guide to Envisioning the Future"        

Dr. Kater Hake, Cotton Inc.       

3:00 - 3:20                   

Break

3:20 - 4:15                   

"When Less is More"                                           

R. N. Hopper, Farmer, Petersburg, TX