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RegistrationNovember 16-17, 2022 Prairieland Park - Saskatoon, SK

Growing Organics to Meet the Demand
November 16-17, 2022
Prairieland Park - Saskatoon, SK
Largest Organic Conference in Western Canada

Dr. Kris Nichols


Presenter Bio

Dr. Kris Nichols is a leader in the movement to regenerate soils for healthy crops, food, people and a planet. She is the Lead Soil Scientist with the Food Water Wellness Foundation, the Research Director at MyLand Company LLC, and a Senior Science Advisor with Canadian Organic Growers (COG) She is also the founder and principal scientist of KRIS (Knowledge for Regeneration and Innovation in Soils) Systems Education & Consultation. Kris participates on Advisory Board for the Real Organic Project; Scientific Advisory Board with the Savory Institute’s – Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) program; Scientific Advisory Board for McCain’s Farms of the Future; and as a Soil Science Advisor with Health First.

Previously, Dr. Nichols was the Chief Scientist at Rodale Institute and a Research (Soil) Microbiologist with the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS). During her time with USDA, she focused on mycorrhizal fungi and the investigation of glomalin – a substance produced by AM (arbuscular mycorrhizal) fungi. Glomalin contributes to nutrient cycling by protecting AM hyphae transporting nutrients from the soil to the plant and to soil structure and plant health by helping to form and stabilize soil aggregates. Kris received Bachelor of Science degrees in Plant Biology and in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota in 1995, a Master’s degree in Environmental Microbiology from West Virginia University in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Maryland in 2003. Throughout her career, Kris has given over 200 invited presentations to a wide variety of audiences throughout the world, authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications including four book chapters, been cited or interviewed for more than 100 magazine or newspaper articles, highlighted in several books, and has numerous videos on-line at . Dr. Nichols has received several awards including the 2012 Conservation Research Award from the International Soil and Water Conservation Society.

Presenter's Sessions

Enhancing Farm Resilience Through Better Soil Health with Canadian Organic Growers Session

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Main Stage Hall C