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Watershed & Climate Summit 2020
March 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.
8:00 AM-8:45 AM – Registration, refreshments, networking
8:45 AM – Welcome and Introductions, Jill Crafton, Summit Organizer, MN Izaak Walton League, Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek WD Board, BWSR Board Member
9:00 AM – Growing a Resilient Farm & Ranch Ecosystem, Grant & Dawn Breitkreutz, Stoney Creek Farm, Regenerative Farmers
9:45 AM – Farmers Leading the Way for Soil Health; How SWCDs Can Help, Holly Hatlewick, Renville Soil and Water Conservation District Administrator
10:15 AM – Break
10:30 AM – Soil Health Demonstration, Holly Hatlewick
11:00 AM – Leveraging Federal Dollars to Promote Soil Health in Minnesota, Duane Hovorka, Agriculture Program Director, Izaak Walton League of America
11:30 AM – Q & A: “How Functioning Ecosystems Are Providing Climate Solutions” Morning Presenters
12:00 PM – Box lunch and networking
1:00 PM – Renewable Energy in Minnesota, Lissa Pawlisch CERTs (Clean Energy Resource Teams)
1:45 PM – Electric Vehicles and Clean Car Standards, Jukka Kukkonen, Plug-In-Connect and MN EV Owners Association
2:30 PM – Break
2:45 PM – Minnesota Leading by Example in Sustainability, Anne Hunt, Director of MN Office of Enterprise Sustainability
3:15 PM – Discussion “How Can We Dramatically Cut Carbon Emissions?”