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Grasstravaganza: Grazing & Soil Health Conference

Health & Resiliency from Soil to Table

July 25-27, 2019 at SUNY Cobleskill

Save the date! This conference includes both regional and national speakers including special guest Dr. Elaine Ingham, microbiologist and soil biology researcher, as well as workshops, hands-on learning at the college farm, and local farm tours.

More information, including conference schedule and registration, will be posted in March.


Keynote Speaker • Dr. Elaine Ingham

Founder and Director of Research for Soil Foodweb Inc.

Few people in the world are as synonymous with the research of Soil Biology and Science as Elaine Ingham. Behind Dr. Ingham's user-friendly approach to soil biology lies a wealth of knowledge gained from decades of research on the organisms which make up the soil food web. Her goal is to translate this knowledge into actions that ensure a healthy food web that promotes plant growth and reduces reliance on inorganic chemicals. Elaine offers a pioneering vision for sustainabile farming, in which we can improve our yields, cut input costs and regenerate our ecosystems by repairing our soils.


This conference is hosted by SUNY Cobleskill, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the New York Grazing Coalition, Soil and Water Conservation and Cornell University Cooperative Extension.