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Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop

March 12-14, 2019 – Pendleton, Oregon

Pendleton Convention Center

Coming together to increase the adoption of soil health practices through coordination and training


The Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. The workshop will provide hands-on training on soil health practices, improve understanding of the practical barriers producers face when implementing soil health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. We will also strive to get the various groups working on soil health in the region on the same page regarding sampling protocols, method selection, and the current state of the science.


Keynote titled, “Taking Action on Soil Health: Aligning science, economics and policies for adoption.”  Presented by Pipa Elias.
Pipa Elias headshotKeynote presenter Pipa Elias, Soil Health Strategy Manager for The Nature Conservancy.  Pipa’s Bio
Students interested in volunteering at the event for a reduced registration fee are encouraged to contact Brooke Saari ( for more information.


7 CEU credits available for Certified Crop Advisers attending the workshop (5 soil and water management, 1 crop management, 1 nutrient management).


Logos: Okanogan Conservation District, Center for Sustaining Ag and Natural Resources, Oregon State University, University of Idaho Extension, USDA Northwest Climate Hub, USDA, WA State Conservation Commission, OSU Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center, Western SARE, NIDIS, Washington Potatoes