The Soil Conservation Council of Canada is hosting the Summit on Canadian Soil Health 2019 in Manitoba, Oct 1-2, 2019. Earn CEUs and hear from soil champions and stakeholders about the importance of working together to protect Canada’s valuable soil resources.

The Summit on Canadian Soil Health will kick-off with a bus tour of five sites outside Winnipeg, to examine soil, nutrient and water management, before returning to the Delta Hotel for a reception with greetings from Manitoba Agriculture Minister, the Honourable Ralph Eichler.

The second day of the summit takes place at the beautiful Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, near Stonewall, Man., where attendees will hear from agricultural and non-agricultural stakeholders on the role soil plays, and learn how we can work together as “soil heroes.” In addition to informative “Summit Sessions” with soil experts, panel discussions will tell the other side of the story by bringing together educators, food industry representatives and conservation organizations.

“As we better understand the role soil plays in all our lives, we must collectively take action to ensure it’s there for us in the future. The Summit on Canadian Soil Health is the best venue for us to chart a new course and make soil a priority.” – source Soil Conservation Council of Canada

The Summit concludes with a discussion facilitated by Fertilizer Canada’s Cassandra Cotton and insights from soil champion Senator Rob Black. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample local agricultural products at the closing networking reception.

Soil and Water Management CEUs are available for the Soil Health Tour and Summit Sessions. For more information and to register, visit Summit on Canadian Soil Health


The Soil Conservation Council of Canada is the only national organization to concentrate on the issues of soil health and soil conservation within a broadly-based landscape context. It works to build a greater understanding of the importance of soil as an essential resource to society by facilitating the exchange of information with all stakeholders. Healthy soils are the foundation of sustainable food production, enhanced biodiversity and cleaner air and water for present and future generations. For more information, please visit, www.soilcc.ca.

 

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