Events

Illinois

IBG Spring Meeting

The Illinois Biochar Group (IBG) will hold its fall meeting on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820). The meeting is an opportunity to learn about current biochar research, exchange information, and network with other biochar researchers in order to foster collaboration and promote biochar and its usage.

We will begin with a bring-your-own-lunch and networking session from 11:00 am - noon. This is not mandatory if extra travel time is needed to get to Champaign. An optional tour of ISTC will be available at noon and then several presentations will be given starting at about 12:30. Talks should conclude around 3:00 pm, and you are welcome to stay and continue networking afterwards if so inclined.

Details of the agenda will be available in April. If you are interested in presenting a short 10-15 minute talk about your biochar work, please contact Steve Peterson (Steve.Peterson@ars.usda.gov or 309-681-6325) by April 17th.

Please note: to due budget cutbacks with IBG, we will most likely NOT be holding a major biochar conference this summer, like we have the past two summers in Champaign. The next IBG meeting after this spring’s meeting in May will be in the late fall of 2015, probably November.



National

Carbon-Smart Biological Farming

When: Friday March 27, 2015, 10AM - 4PM

Where: Bradford Research Center; Columbia, MO

Website: TERRA-CHAR; Event Flyer (JPG)

A new biological agriculture has emerged to improve fertilizer effciency, grow crops with superior nutrition, cut soil erosion, curb water pollution, and support local community economy.

This new, fully probiotic agricutlre boosts soil carbon, balances nutrients, and revives Soil Food Webs. Full spectrum fertility and triving soil life grows crops with optimum nutrients, maximum health, and minimal stress.


For additional meetings and conferences, check the events on the International Biochar website http://www.biochar-international.org/conferences