Home » 2 New Speakers Join Healthy Soil Summit Lineup 2 New Speakers Join Healthy Soil Summit Lineup July 9, 2020 We’re thrilled to announce that we have two new speakers for the 2020 Healthy Soil Summit virtual event taking place this Aug. 25-26. This event is designed to teach farmers of any scale how to build ecosystem resilience, increase water storage capacity, decrease costly inputs and create additional ROI to their operation with successful soil health strategies. Learn more here! Mimi Casteel – Regenerative Wine Grower Mimi Casteel is a wine maker in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills. At Hope Well Vineyard, Casteel is blazing her own trail and fast becoming one of the leading voices in the regenerative agriculture movement. Mimi is an expert not just of wine, but agriculture and land use in general. Her beyond-organic farm is singular within the American wine world. It’s a dynamic ecosystem that incorporates livestock, welcomes in wild animals, eschews industrial inputs and produces prized pinot noirs. You can listen to a great interview with Mimi on a recent Tractor Time podcast episode here. Nicole Masters – Soil Expert Nicole Masters will present “Turning Your Soil On.” Microbiology, soils, plants, and animals are emitting an array of chemical, hormonal and biological signals that set the scene for healthy and resilient systems. What signals are you sending, and have you inadvertently been signaling for weeds and disease? Through aligning with nature and addressing enabling factors we can fast track our success in combating these challenges. Nicole will dig deep into some of the current scientific breakthroughs, and how these phenomena can be harnessed in your field. View the full Healthy Soil Summit agenda here. Nicole is an independent agroecologist, systems thinker, author and educator. She has a formal background in ecology, soil science and organizational learning. She has been providing agricultural consulting and extension services since 2003. Nicole is recognized as a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker on the topic of soil health. You can check out her book, For the Love of Soil, here in the Acres U.S.A. bookstore. Learn About Soil Health Online! The 2020 Healthy Soil Summit is designed to teach farmers of any scale how to build ecosystem resilience, increase water storage capacity, decrease costly inputs and create additional ROI to their operation with successful soil health strategies.We’ve developed some creative and interactive ways to accomplish this online! The virtual Healthy Soil Summit will feature: Engaging, informative learning sessions Q&A with expert speakers Small, interactive breakout sessions Individual networking breaks to connect you to other farmers Opportunities to engage with top innovators in the soil health space Register for the 2020 Healthy Soil Summit event here!