June 23, 2022 - 12pm - 4pm

Event - Diggin' in: Soil Health with Abbey Wick

Join Gateway Research Organization (GRO) & West-Central Forage Association for a pasture field walk and an afternoon of hands-on learning and discussion with guest speaker Abbey Wick!

Dr. Abbey Wick, North Dakota State University Extension Soil Health Specialist and Associate Professor, has experience working with farmers on soil health building practices like incorporating cover crops into rotation and transitioning to no-till systems.

Since 2012, she has had her hands in over 75,000 acres of soil and influenced management on over 300,000 acres of farmland in the northern plains just with the personal relationships she’s developed with farmers. There are many other farmers she influences through her bi-weekly magazine articles and television segment along with discussion-based Extension programming. She focuses on goal-oriented approaches so that farmers can maximize the benefits while reducing the risk associated with incorporating new practices. She has been featured in Successful Farming Magazine Q &A and Bonus Sections for her work with cover crops and ability to connect with farmers. She was also Senator Hoeven’s selection to represent North Dakota for the Senate Ag Republicans “Women in Agriculture” campaign in 2018. She is currently on the National Academy of Sciences US National Committee for Soil Science and is the Soil Use and Management Division Chair for the International Union of Soil Sciences.


12:00-1:00pm Light Lunch & Registration at Belvedere Hall (3405 Hwy 654, Barrhead County AB T0E 0X0)

1:00pm-3:00pm Presentation (Classroom)

3:00pm-4:00pm nearby Producers' Field Walk

4:00pm-5:00pm Wrap Up