There's a new approach to the Soil Health Café Talk program in 2020. Don't worry, it will be the same style of meeting to encourage idea sharing amongst farmers, consultants, Extension, researchers and industry, but it will now reach more locations across North Dakota with more events.

We're making this happen by hosting several of the Café Talks through the Carrington and Langdon Research Extension Centers and the county Extension agents. Below are North Dakota State University folks who will be there for each date/location listed on the schedule. Check for any changes that may inevitably happen because of scheduling or weather on the NDSU soil health webpage (ndsu.edu/soilhealth), Twitter or Instagram (@NDSUsoilhealth).

We look forward to sharing ideas this coming year!

Jan. 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Drayton

Hastings Landing Restaurant, 104 ND-66

Abbey Wick (soil health), Joe Ikley (weed science), Kari Helgoe (Extension agent)

Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wahpeton

City Brew Hall, 120 4th St. N

Luke Ressler (soil health), Aaron Daigh (soil water, air movement), Chandra Langseth (Extension agent)

Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Devils Lake

White House Café, located in Holiday Mall, 425 College Dr S, Ste 9

Naeem Kalwar (soil health), Kevin Sedivec (grazing), Lindy Berg, Bill Hodous (Extension agents)

Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Hope

Hope's Hometown Café, 211 Steele Ave.

Abbey Wick (soil health), Angie Johnson (Extension agent)

Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Crystal

Roadside 66 Café, 501 5th St.

Naeem Kalwar (soil health), Miranda Meehan (livestock stewardship), Mary Keena (compost/manure management), Kari Helgoe (Extension agent)

Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Rocklake

Rocklake Café, 35 Main St.

Naeem Kalwar (soil health), Kevin Sedivec (grazing), Miranda Meehan (livestock stewardship), Lindy Berg, Mark Miller (Extension agents)

Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wishek

Big Screen Bar and Grill, 5th St. N

Greg Endres (agronomy), Dave Franzen (soil fertility), Crystal Schaunaman (Extension agent)

Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Michigan

Wagon Wheel Bar and Grill, 110 Broadway

Naeem Kalwar (soil health), Kevin Sedivec (grazing), Katelyn Hain (Extension agent)

Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Oakes

Angry Beaver Lodge, 404 Main Ave.

Abbey Wick (soil health), Greg Endres (agronomy), Breana Kiser (Extension agent)

Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Casselton

Governors Inn, 2050 Governor's Dr.

Luke Ressler (soil health), Aaron Daigh (soil water and temperature), Kyle Aasand (Extension agent)

Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Walhalla

Waters Family Restaurant, 108 Central Ave

Naeem Kalwar (soil health), Lesley Lubenow (agronomy), Kevin Sedivec (grazing), Kari Helgoe (Extension agent)

February 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Jamestown

Pizza Ranch, 805 20th St SW

Abbey Wick (soil health), Greg Endres (agronomy), Alicia Harstad (Extension agent)

February 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Park River

Alexander House, 903 Park Street West

Abbey Wick, Naeem Kalwar (soil health), Brad Brummond (Extension agent)

February 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Drayton

Hastings Landing Restaurant, 104 ND-66

Naeem Kalwar (soil health), Tom Peters (weed science, sugar beets), Kari Helgoe (Extension agent)

February 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Langdon

NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center, 107th Ave NE

Naeem Kalwar (soil health), Joe Ikley (weed science), Lesley Lubenow (cropping specialist), Brian Jenks and Venkata Chapara (plant pathology), Anitha Chirumamilla (Extension agent)

February 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Cooperstown

Coachman, 504 9th St. SE

Luke Ressler (soil health), Gerald Stokka (Extension Vet, Livestock Stewardship)

February 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., New Rockford

New Rockford Golf Course, 6791 20th St NE

Greg Endres (agronomy), Dave Franzen (soil fertility), Abbey Wick (soil health)

March 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wishek

Big Screen Bar and Grill, 5th St. N

Mary Keena (compost/manure), Mike Ostlie (agronomy), Kevin Sedivec (grazing), Marisol Berti (cover crops), Crystal Schaunaman (Extension agent)

March 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., New Rockford

New Rockford Golf Course, 6791 20th St NE

Mary Keena (compost/manure), Mike Ostlie (agronomy), Kevin Sedivec (grazing)

March 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Velva

Star City Golf Course, 4525 ND-41

Mary Keena (compost/manure), Mike Ostlie (agronomy), Kevin Sedivec (grazing), Rachel Wald (Extension agent)

March 19, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Maddock

Harriman's Restaurant, 114 Central Ave.

Naeem Kalwar (soil health), Greg Endres (agronomy), Scott Knoke (Extension agent)

March 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Velva

Star City Golf Course, 4525 ND-41

Greg Endres (agronomy), Chris Augustin (soil health), Rachel Wald (Extension agent)

The Café Talk program is supported by NDSU Extension through funding from the North Dakota Corn Council, Soybean Council, Wheat Commission, Northarvest Dry Bean Association, North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, and USDA-NIFA.