Spence Farm And AgTalk Address
Friday, July 1, 2016 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Marty Travis at Spence Farm, the oldest family owned farm in Illinois, is hosting a farm tour for his community. Attendees will learn about the cutting edge farming practices that make the Spence farm sustainable. Register to attend this tour of a well known working historic farm, and learn the latest farming insights from two knowledgeable farming specialists, John Kempf and Gary Reding of Advancing Eco Agriculture. Spence Farm has a large diversity of crops and uses a thorough approach to crop fertility and best practices for quality and nutritious harvests.
2959 N 2100 E Road
Fairbury, IL 61739 (view map)
2015 Great Lakes Expo
December 8, 2015
Attendees at the Great Lakes Expo had the opportunity to connect with David Miller, Craig Dow and Nathan Harman, who are learned soil and plant health specialists at Advancing Eco Agriculture. Advancing Eco Agriculture focuses on helping farmers learn how to produce disease and insect resistant crops using scientifically proven methods of soil regeneration.
Woodmen of the World
3045 John Wayland Hwy
Dayton, VA 22821
Virginia Winter Sales Event
January 8, 2016
This event took place on Friday, January 8 2016. Kenneth Martin and Gary Knicely of the Humus Compost Company hosted the event, which featured John Kempf and David Miller from Advancing Eco Agriculture. John and David presented topics on the effects of oxidation and reduction on the soil, the value of efficient use of plant sap analysis, and helpful administration systems for better farm production.
Banquet & Conference Center of DeWitt
1120 Commerce Park Dr.
DeWitt, MI 48820
Michigan Winter Sales Event
January 12, 2016
This year's winter event in MI was held from 9 am until 3 pm, with registration starting at 8. Craig Dow started off the event with an introduction detailing the agenda of the day and introducing John. John Kempf and Gary Reding delivered presentations to the large crowd of attendees which addressed new topics such as reduction vs. oxidation, new soil management techniques, and how to manage nutrition in photosynthesis.
Sap Analysis and Nutrition Management Seminars
December 9, 2015...January 15, 2016
John Kempf (AEA) and Michelle Gregg (CHL)are presenting two in depth seminars for ag professionals, farm managers, consultants, and agronomists on plant sap analysis this winter. These seminars will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in Pittsburgh, PA, and on Friday, Jan. 15 in New Holland, PA.
The focus of these one-day sessions will be on how to use sap analysis to make recommendations in the field, and the advantages and benefits of sap analysis for agronomists and farm managers.
These events are past and registration is closed.
Dutch Country Inn and Restaurant
7920 SR 655
Reedsville PA 17084
Western PA Winter Sales Event
January 14, 2016
Sam Zook of Keystone BioAg hosted this event featuring John Kempf of Advancing Eco Agriculture. John delivered a remarkable presentation on how soils respond to plant health, and how to manage crops for optimum disease suppressive soils.
Heritage Event Center
3558 US Route 62
Millersburg OH 44654
January 25, 2016
This year's winter event in OH was held from 9 am until 3 pm, with registration starting at 8. David Miller started off the event with an introduction detailing the agenda of the day and introducing John. John Kempf and Jason Hobson delivered presentations to the large crowd of attendees which addressed new topics such as reduction vs. oxidation, new soil management techniques, and how to manage nutrition in photosynthesis.
Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference
January 22-23, 2016
Keynote Presentation Summary
Keynote speaker, John Kempf, who has spent a decade working with innovative farmers across the country, discussed the common characteristics in farming operations which he views as extraordinarily successful. John is known for helping farmers think differently to solve challenges they are experiencing on their farms. John discussed how you can incorporate these same principles into your decision-making and problem-solving.
John Kempf also taught a workshop about regenerative agriculture models, and the farm management tools and systems we need to use to enhance the performance of the soil/plant ecosystem to produce crops which are highly resistant to diseases and insects, and are producing the highest yields.
Majestic Theater And Restaurant
420 Main Street
Scott City, Kansas 67871
John described how to target nutrient applications at Critical Points Of Influence (CPI's) to produce substantial yield increases. John also discussed new techniques around managing soil nutrition, new discoveries about disease suppressive soils and how to enhance reproductive responses in plants to consistently and concurrently produce the largest number and size of fruit.
The seminar was well attended by a large number of growers who work with Brad Koehn. Everyone enjoyed a gourmet meal of open faced prime rib sandwich and organic rolls.
2016 World Ag Expo
February 9-10-11, 2016
At AEA, we were excited about participating in the 2016 World Ag Expo, the largest ag show in the United States. We met with many of our clients and were able to make many new connections as well. If you missed us this year, look for us at the show in 2017!
"The greatest crop response possible with the least input cost" was the focus of a Feb. 24 seminar at Nevada, Iowa, featuring John Kempf of Advancing Eco Agriculture.
The seminar host was Central Iowa Agronomy and Supply, a partnership involving Boone, Iowa crop consultant Bob Streit — one of the Midwest's most respected crop consultants. Bob's associate, Marv Mortensen, manages Central Iowa Agronomy and Supply, which sources specialty crop production products for farmers.
When Bob Streit invites another outstanding crop consultant into his own Iowa territory, that promises a day of very useful and unique grower information.
John Kempf's presentation focused on managing soil biology to build productivity — while producing top yields profitably. For example, John pointed out that the primary builders of stable humus in soil are the families of mycorrhizal fungi, not the array of residue-digesting bacteria which break down cornstalks.
One of his key objectives: Building a soil structure with a wide array of microbial species which actively suppress disease organisms. That's essential for keeping corn alive longer in the fall, allowing more complete kernel fill and nutrient density.
One of the Midwest's most serious corn yield problems is late-summer diseases that cause early death syndrome, a "browning" of corn long before its normal maturity.
The near-desperate response to corn "browning off" has been spraying more fungicide. The soil has hundreds of species of beneficial fungal organisms for every pathogenic one. So... ramping up the toxic sprays could well be amplifying next year's problems while apparently staving off this year's Northern leaf blight and Goss's wilt.
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February 5, 2016
John Kempf was asked to speak on a conference line to an audience of Mennonite farmers. John spoke about trace minerals and building disease suppressive soils. Here is the information available to those of you who were not on the call!
Click on the button below to view the in depth information John presented on this call.
Yoder’s Restaurant and Buffet
14 S Tower Road
New Holland PA 17557
Eastern PA Winter Seminar
February 26, 2016
Keystone BioAg hosted this event in New Holland PA on Feb. 26, 2016, featuring John Kempf of Advancing Eco Agriculture. John spoke on the topics of building soil structure and trace mineral uptake. This value filled event was well attended by growers from Pennsylvania who work with Sam Zook at Keystone BioAg.
New York Winter Seminar
March 15, 2016
AEA hosted a very successful event in New York with consultant Harold Schrock of Berry Hill Farm. John and Harold discussed the common factors shared by the most successful farms, new techniques around managing soil nutrition, how to read plant sap analysis and make recommendations based on sap analysis, and other topics. Attendees enjoyed a home cooked meal and were happy to take advantage of AEA's deals of the day!
Cornell Cooperative Extension
24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186
NOFA NY Conference
March 16, 2016
Keynote Presentation Summary
Keynote speaker, John Kempf, has spent a decade working with innovative farmers across the country. John is known for helping farmers think differently to solve challenges they are experiencing on their farms. In his presentation, John discussed the common characteristics in farming operations he views as extraordinarily successful. John talked about how you can incorporate these same principles into your decision-making and problem-solving.
Managing Nutrition for Plant Health and Yield
Farms and soil-plant ecosystems are always in motion, constantly cycling either in a degenerating or a regenerating direction. Which of these two cycles is operational on our farms is dependent only on how we manage them.
John Kempf presented a workshop about regenerative agriculture models and the farm management tools and systems we need to use to enhance the soil-plant ecosystem’s performance to produce crops which are highly resistant to diseases and insects, and are producing the highest yields. John described a framework for measuring and monitoring performance in the field and how to use this information for decision making to constantly enhance soil fertility and improve plant health.
Monday, May 2, 2016 6:30-9:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about providing high quality forages for cattle? Attend this pasture walk to see how Ervin Barkman at Hidden View Farms operates a 100% grass fed organic dairy.
Ervin Barkman runs 60 head of dairy cattle on Hidden View Farm's 200 acres, practicing intensive grazing rotations and forage management. Hidden View Farm has overcome many challenges of a grassfed dairy, including mineral imbalances and lackluster soil life. The goal of providing high quality forages for his cattle led Ervin Barkman to Advancing Eco Agriculture, a crop consulting company, where he learned cutting edge methods that ensure the quality and consistency of the cows and milk.
His herd has shown improved quality with no vet visits in several years, and the dairy has experienced extraordinary gains in milk production, fat and protein content, pasture growth and herd health.
Attend this pasture walk to learn about the impact of soil biology on forage quality and herd nutrition, and to discuss these grazing practices with Ervin Barkman and experienced crop advisors, David Miller and John Kempf from AEA.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:30-9:00 pm
Eli Yoder farms 15 acres of mixed vegetables on Blossom Acres Farm in Coshocton County, Ohio, using a regenerative farm program. He provides over 100 CSA shareholders with organic and nutrient dense food. 5 years ago, Eli purchased Blossom Acres Farm, which had been cash cropped in round up ready corn for many years. The soil was very degraded to the point where Eli lost most of his CSA customers due to crop failures and poor fruit quality.
After Eli employed a regenerative program on his farm to bring back life to the dead soil, his yields and quality dramatically increased along with the soil biology. His CSA business first rebounded to the original amount of shareholders, and continues to grow each season. Attend this farm tour for a first hand look at Eli's crops and to hear the methods he employed to regenerate his farm.
Keystone BioAg Field Day
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Do you have questions about plant nutrition, disease resistance, or how to use sap analysis? Get those important questions answered at Keystone BioAg’s Annual Field Day. The field day is the place where you can get practical real world answers to your problems you can take home and apply the very next day.
Major topics we will be discussing include:
Nutrient demand curves over a crops life cycle. Did you know the greatest nitrogen requirement on corn is after tasseling? Or that the greatest demand for zinc on most crops is when the fruit is filling? We will be describing how the demand for specific nutrients spikes at certain growth stages, and how we can manage that to increase yields and fruit quality.
How to interpret sap analysis and use those results to make nutrient recommendations and applications.
How to use cover crops to guide your soils eH readings, and keep soils in a reduced rather than oxidized state for the greatest crop health
New products AEA has been testing and developing, which are just being released this year. We have several very important new products designed to increase fruit set, and balance a crops reproductive cycles.
We also have a special announcement for dairy farmers, we have been testing a new product specifically designed for dairies which we will be talking about for the first time, which has been consistently bumping milk production on every farm it has been tried on.