The 2020 Dakota Innovation Research and Technology, or DIRT, will be held virtually this year on Dec. 8 and 9. The workshop will go over the latest soil health research, as well as on-farm applications. The sponsors and exhibitors of DIRT will also showcase their products, equipment, commodity and government program information.

The webinar will have two hosts, Tim Hammerich, Soil Sense podcast host, and Dr. Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension soil health specialist, who will help narrate research and farming panels. Hammerich and Wick also will hold discussion groups between attendees and review field videos collected over the past year.

Those who sign up for the webinar by Nov. 30 will receive an email with information about the virtual 2020 Dakota Innovation Research and Technology event.

The virtual event will cover the topics of adopting conservation tillage, fine tuning cover crops, innovative ideas being evaluated, livestock and soil health, managing problematic areas and practices that are pushing the envelope. Café talk discussion will be held among discussion groups on a multitude of topics each day.

The cost for registration is $50, for more information please contact Wick at or 701-850-6458.