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Normandale Community College, Partnership Center, 9700 France Ave. S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Adults, full-day $35
Adults, half-day $20
Includes box lunch and refreshments during the day
Harnessing soil, water, renewable energy and healthy ecosystems to fight against climate change!
Practical learning and networking for students, landowners, water stewards, climate activists, and citizens of all ages… Bringing together people doing regenerative agriculture and soil health work on the land with pioneers in wind, solar, electric vehicles and energy storage.
Tentative Agenda- More Info Coming Soon!
8:45 am Welcome, Introductions, Jill Crafton, Summit organizer, MN Izaak Walton League, Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek WD Board, BWSR Board Member
9:00 am Carbon-Soil-Water-Climate: Understanding a Regenerative Farm Ecosystem, Grant & Dawn Breitkreutz, Stoney Creek Farm, Regenerative Farmers
9:45 am Farmers Leading the Way for Minnesota’s Soil Health Holly Hatlewick, Renville Soil and Water Conservation District Administrator
10:05 am Mitigating Climate Impacts in Soil and Water Conservation Districts Holly Hatlewick
10:40 am NRCS Programs for Climate Mitigation Troy Daniels, Minnesota USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (pending)
11:15 Q& A: “How Functioning Ecosystems Are Providing Climate Solutions” Morning Presenters
12:00 Box lunch, sponsor tables and networking
1:00 PM Renewable Energy in Minnesota Lissa Pawlisch CERTS (Clean Energy Resource Teams) and U of MN Extension Service
1:45 PM Electric Vehicles and Clean Cars Jukka Kukkonen Plug In Connect and MN EV Owners Association
2:30 PM Energy Storage and the Grid- New Energy System Basics (pending)
3:15 PM Taking Action on Climate Change-Fighting Off Threats and Promoting Legislative Solutions Line 3, Environmental Review, 100% Campaign, Climate Caucus and efforts by major political parties in area of Climate Change (pending)