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GLIN==> Soil Seminar

Following is the final agenda for the Michigan Chapter SWCS Seminar A Matter of Balance: Soil and Policy/Economics/Climate Change/Public Demand that will be held on March 11th in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center during ANR Week at Michigan State University.
You can find more information on the speakers at www.miswcs.org.  Go to the "News" tab.

The deadline for early registration is Friday, February 27.

Daniel F. Kesselring, Chair
ANR Week Seminar Planning Committee
Michigan Chapter SWCS
113 North Dr. E.
Marshall, MI  49068


Michigan Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society Seminar

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Michigamme Room, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Aaron Lauster, President
Michigan Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Soil Conservation and Soil Quality: History and Current Status
Dr. Diane Stott, Research Soil Scientist (Biogeochemistry)
USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory
Agronomy Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Why Soil Matters – Soil as a Living System
Dr. Stuart Grandy, Assistant Professor
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own (SWCS members are invited to lunch, at their own
expense, with the speakers in the State Room Restaurant Conference Rm.)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Why Farmers Farm the Way They Farm (Economic Drivers)
June Grabemeyer, State Economist
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, East Lansing, MI

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
The Emerging Carbon Markets: Opportunities for Soil and Biomass
Offset Projects in Agriculture and Forestry
Dr. David Skole, Professor of Global Change Science
Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
The Gretzky Model of Conservation
Peter Nowak, Professor, Environmental Studies, The Nelson Institute,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Questions and Answers
(For more information and a registration form, go to www.miswcs.org)

To foster the science and the art of soil, water, and related
natural resource management to achieve sustainability