Register Now for the “Soil Health and the Hydrologic Cycle” Paper Rollout and 2024 BCCA Announcement

Join us for the in-person rollout of our paper “Soil Health and the Hydrologic Cycle” on May 15 at the Pivot Bio building in the Iowa State University Research Park, Ames, IA.

The event will also feature the announcement of the 2024 Borlaug CAST Communication Award (BCCA) recipient.

The event will feature a panel discussion with the following panelists:

Briana M. Wyatt (Texas A&M University) will present, and Todd Peterson (Ag Technology Specialist and Soil Health Champion–Retired) will moderate the panel discussion.

May 15, 2024

Pivot Bio, 2600 S Loop Dr, Ames, IA 50010

10:30 AM – 12 PM CST – Presentation, Q&A, Panel Discussion
12 – 12:30 PM CST – 2024 BCCA Announcement
12:30 – 1:30 PM CST – Light Lunch and Networking

The event is hosted by Pivot Bio and supported by Iowa State University Research Park.

This event is free, but registration is required.

About the Paper

The paper highlights the importance of soil health in sustaining ecosystems and crop production. Soil health is defined as the ability of soil to function as a living ecosystem essential for plants, animals, and humans. Key methods for assessing soil health include measuring chemical, physical, and biological properties. The paper emphasizes long-standing soil and water conservation practices like no-tillage and using cover crops to improve soil health, and how they affect water movement within ecosystems.

About the Authors

Task Force Chair
Briana M. Wyatt, Texas A&M University

Task Force Authors
Jerry Hatfield, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (retired)
Ken Wacha, USDA
Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University
Antonio Arenas, Iowa State University
Hannah Birge, The Nature Conservatory
Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois

CAST Liaison
Todd Peterson, Ag Technology Specialist and Soil Health Champion (retired)

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