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Building Soil Health and Carbon Intensity

April 3 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn how to improve soil health and reduce carbon intensity in your gardening or farming practices at our event!

Come join us at Winner Family Farms Inc for a day filled with insightful discussions and hands-on workshops on soil health and carbon intensity. Learn from experts in the field and discover practical ways to enhance your soil’s health while reducing carbon emissions. This in-person event will take place at 7317 State Route 47, De Graff, OH, USA. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and take your farming practices to the next level!

11:30 Registration (visit exhibitors and network with other farmers)
12:00 Lunch provided by American Farmland Trust
12:30 Welcome: Nathan Brause, President Ohio No-till Council and Jessica D’Ambrosio, The Nature Conservancy
12:40 Where Does Your Checkoff Money Really Go?: Marlene Eick, Ohio Corn & Wheat
1:10 Carbon Intensity: Increase Your Income with Soil Health: Mitchell Hora, Continuum Ag
2:15 Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company perspective, regen ag and carbon reduction for dairies and row crops: Ryan Bergman, Danone
2:45 Q&A: Mitchell Hora and Ryan Bergman
3:00 Break
3:10 On farm soil health, Cover Crops and Programming: Michael Watercutter, American Farmland Trust / Mercer Landmark
3:40 Cover crop selection, management, and adding soil carbon: Cody Beacom, Bird Agronomics
4:10 Q&A: Michael Watercutter and Cody Beacom
4:30 Adjourn
Mitchell Hora, Continuum Ag
Mitchell is a 7th-generation Iowa farmer and the Founder/CEO of Continuum Ag, a soil health data intelligence company.Continuum works with enterprise level partners to help them implement regenerative ag practices throughout their supply chain or portfolio. Via the expansion of their TopSoil Tool, the group has amassed a footprint of 42 states and 20 countries and now houses the largest, private soil health database. For his efforts, Mitchell has been named to the AgGrad 30 Under 30 list and to the Forbes Under 30 list.
Ryan Bergman, The Dannon Company North America
Ryan is the Director of milk farming & sustainability where he is responsible for coordinating the upstream value chain of milk production related to the Dannon pledge. He engages with partners to develop appropriate agronomic strategy fitting each milk region. He also develops and advises crop growers on all sustainable agricultural practices: from crop rotation, crop types, fertilizer, and pesticide usage to any other agronomic topics. Ryan is a graduate of Ohio State University’s Agriculture Technical Institute.
Marlene Eick, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association
As Director of marketing & communications, Marlene is responsible for leading the development and execution of annual communications and marketing plans and initiatives for Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, the Ohio Corn Checkoff and the Ohio Small Grains Checkoff. She serves as an industry spokesperson and media liaison throughout Ohio and the U.S. Eick brings diverse integrated communications experience with a background in education, multimedia communication, and most recently, leadership and professional development training for local, state, and national
organizations in agriculture.
Michael Watercutter, American Farmland Trust
Michael has worked in sustainable agriculture for over a decade, starting shortly after graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in agronomy. In April of 2022, he was hired as a full-time conservation agronomist in partnership with American Farmland Trust (AFT) and Mercer Landmark to help increase awareness, education, and adoption of conservation practices in west central Ohio. Having grown up on a family farm, he is uniquely capable of both explaining the innovative conservation practices he advocates for and showing the associated positive impacts through his own farm.
Cody Beacom, Bird Agronomics
In 2012, Cody Beacom began working for Bird Agronomics. He brings many diverse agronomic and conservation related experiences, many gained thru employment for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) at numerous locations across Ohio. He was also a partner in a successful hay and straw business for 10 years. These experiences helped develop his keen interest in conservation and soil health. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is also a Firefighter/Paramedic in Columbus, Ohio.


Logan County Soil & Water Conservation District


Winnners Harvest Barn
7317 St. Rt. 47 W
DeGraff, OH 43318 United States
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