About the Host Farm

Dan Shutter

DeSutter Farms
Dan DeSutter

ATTICA—Through speaking, interviews, and farm tours, Dan DeSutter has helped to educate thousands of farmers, landowners, conservation professionals, and others on the benefits of improved soil health, including benefits that help mitigate climate change. His advocacy for no-till farming, cover crops, and grazing has raised the profile of practices that contribute to building up carbon in soil. DeSutter not only talks about the impacts of regenerative agriculture, his personal experiences on his 5,000-acre farm in west-central Indiana demonstrate their effectiveness. When engaging audiences, DeSutter explains in detail the philosophy behind his crop management systems. He also challenges agricultural stakeholders to think through the costs of conventional farming practices, putting forth a broader vision of what is possible on the land. In 2015, Dan received an Eisenhower Fellowship to look at the cultural, social and economic factors that cause farmers to adopt good soil health practices. DeSutter’s message has been amplified by national media coverage, including a cover story in the New York Times. He also was one of three principle farmers featured in an acclaimed documentary called Living Soil.

August 3-5, 2021

Tuition of $1,375 includes:
• Regen Ag 101 course ($499.00 value), which we would like you to complete prior to the first day of class;
• In-person attendance at the SHA school, as well as digital course materials and lunch each day;
• Two follow-up Zoom meetings with a consultant within the first year after the date of the SHA school you attended; and
• Access to future scheduled conference calls with the instructors.

Discounts available!
• With a paid registration at $1375, you may bring an immediate family member along and they will receive a $200 discount
• Full time college students will receive a $200 discount
• Soil Health Academy alumni will receive a $200 discount
• Scholarship opportunities available at: soilhealthacademy.org/scholarships

Email: info@soilhealthacademy.org for coupon code

Who Should Attend?

This school will focus on increasing profitability in cropping systems through the use of cover crops, intercropping, grazing, rolling cover crops, nutrient management, rotational diversity, and other approaches for improving soil function. Attendees will come away with a higher level of understanding, observation skills, and increased management skills.

School Location

Vignette Farms
2370 E State Rd 28
Attica, IN 47918

Farm Location

DeSutter Farms
3938 N State Rd 341
Attica, IN 47918

What You Will Learn

  • Weed and Pest Pressure
  • Nutrient Management
  • Reducing Input Costs
  • Designing Cover Crop Mixes to Address Resource Concerns
  • Managing Cover Crops


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Hotel Options

Holiday Inn - City Centre
515 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Closest Airport

Indianapolis - IND
7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46241

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