MAPSS Winter Tech Event – December 2, 2011

18 Nov

2011 MAPSS Winter Technical Event – Soil Resource Utilization and Sustainability
Friday, December 2, 2011 – 8am to 5pm
Best Western Kelly Inn
100 4th Avenue
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 253-0606
Click here for registration form

Join the Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Sscientists at their winter meeting as a host of distinguished presenters share their work and expertise on topics associated with the utilization of our soil resources and the sustainability of present day practices. Ever wonder if anyone is working on new BMPs to address concerns in our agricultural and urban areas? Concerned about the rapid migration of subsurface drainage systems in the “Valley”? What is the state of our forest soils and forest/product industry? Are we moving toward restrictive water and land use policies? These and other topics will be discussion points of the day. Whether soil scientists, environmentalists, producers, or concerned citizens, this gathering will be an informative platform for those with interests in our land resources. This is your chance to interact with the researchers and observers working on the front lines. This is also your chance to see old friends, and as importantly, to meet the new generation of soil scientists. We have a number of new and outstanding members who will be joining us for the first time. As usual, your presence and involvement is the fabric of this organization. Topics & Speakers Sustainability of our Soil and Systems – Dr. Giles Randall, Retired, U of M Conservation Drainage and Agricultural Policies in the Red River Valley – Luke Steuwe, MDA Research Projects Focusing on Fate, Transport of Nutrients Pesticides and Bacteria in Agriculture – Dr. Adam Birr and Mr. Kevin Kuehner, MDA Discovery Farms; Onsite “edge of field” Research – Mr. Tim Radatz, MDA U of M Soil Judging Team Update – Dr. Terry Cooper, Soil Professor, U of M Urban Water Infiltration, Engineering Soils for Slopes, Dewatering, Staging Projects to Protect Soils, Wind Erosion Control, Soil Stabilization – Mr. Dwayne Stenlund, MnDOT Two Stage Ditch Research – Dr. Joe Magner and Mr. Bruce Wilson, MPCA Controlled Drainage Research, Wetland Systems – Dr. Jeff Strock, U of M

Register before November 23, 2011 to avoid being charged a higher registration fee.

Continuing Education Credits: 6.0

Visit the MAPSS website at to register and learn more. 

Thank you! Suzanne Frances

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