Arrow Seed to Host Free Soil Health Conference February 15

Arrow Seed to Host Free Soil Health Conference February 15
Soil Health, Cover Crop, Grazing, & No Till Conference February 15 Photo: Arrow Seed

BROKEN BOW—In hopes of “tying it all together,” Arrow Seed will bring in nationally recognized speakers for its Soil Health, Cover Crop, Grazing, and No Till Conference.

The free educational event is sponsored by Arrow Seed and it will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the One Box Convention Center (2750 South 27th Avenue, Broken Bow, NE 68822).

Speakers who are experts in their fields will be touching on the ever-evolving topics related to farming and ranching. Soil health specialist and nationally renowned conservationist Jay Fuhrer will discuss the use of cover crops and livestock integration to connect cropping and grazing systems.

Jim Girardin of Arrow Seed said the conference will also feature UNL Assistant Professor and Beef Systems Specialist Mary Drewnoski, a producer panel, and also Rich Russell, Arrow seed Regional Sales agronomist.

“Our goal at Arrow Seed, kind of the overriding goal, is to help our customers and farmers in the area to be successful. And to help them do that, we have to provide good products but not only just good products but good products and good information. And this conference is part of that goal of providing things that will help our customers be successful,” Girardin said.

Fuhrer, of North Dakota, also led the Soil Health movement in North Dakota to help farms become more sustainable. In this day and age, every business and aspect of agriculture needs to look toward the future in order for future generations to continue running local farms.

“…For that [future generations to remain on farms] to happen efficiently, the soil—which is by far the farm’s most important resource—has to be productive and not just productive but highly productive. And so we were looking for speakers that could help us learn how to make our soils highly productive,” Girardin said.

All farmers and ranchers are encouraged to attend and learn more about soil health, livestock systems, and much more.

Seating is limited! Pre-register by Monday, February 12 by calling 800-622-4727 or 308-872-6826. Or email

Registration is free and includes a free lunch.