Programs

Summit on Canadian Soil Health 2017

Speaker Presentations: The Costs and Consequences of Soil Degradation

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

A Looming Collision: Global Population and Food Security
Dr. Don C. Reicosky, Soil Scientist Emeritus, USDA Agricultural Research
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WHAT PRICE? THE GROUND BENEATH US

Robert Sandford, EPCOR Water Security Research Chair, United Nations University
Institute for Water, Environment and Health
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SOIL DEGRADATION- THE COST TO AGRICULTURE AND THE ECONOMY

Dr. David Lobb, Professor of Landscape Ecology, University of Manitoba
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PANEL: A SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE SOIL HEALTH DISCOVERIES & TECHNICAL GAPS

Dr. Dan Pennock, Professor Emeritus, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan
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Dr. Lori Phillips, Research Scientist - Soil Microbial Ecology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada- Harrow, ON
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Dr. Denis Angers, Soil Health Researcher, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Quebec, QC
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Panel: Farmer Perspective

Jocelyn Michon, Crop and Vegetable Farmer, Quebec
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Doug Wray, Beef Farmer, Canadian Forage & Grassland Association Ontario, Alberta
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Ken Laing, Ecological Farmer, Ontario
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Paul Thoroughgood, Grain Farmer, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Saskatchewan
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CHALLENGE PRESENTATION: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

Don W. Lobb, P.Ag (Hon)
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SUMMIT WRAP-UP

Dr. Brian Gray, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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Soil Health Has Suffered

During the past 150 years, the development of Canadian agriculture has been rapid, and too often at the expense of soil health. Our historic success in being good stewards of our soil comes with a great deal of complacency. When soil health suffers, degradation costs escalate. This impacts agriculture, the economy, the environment and each of us.