Wow! What a busy start to 2021! With the Midwest Cover Crop Council Conference wrapping up in late February and gearing up for planting season, the first few months of 2021 have flown by. As we’ve passed the one-year mark of ‘let me share my screen’ and ‘sorry, you’re still on mute’, I think we are all antsy to get out and see our friends and family once again.

As a serial optimist, I like to focus on the bright side of things: we had participants from all over the world attend the MCCCC bringing in new perspectives; we have been able to speak with secondary school students about soil from all around Ontario; and on a personal note, I have started a new adventure in grad school!

The most exciting event was definitely the Midwest Cover Crop Council Conference. There was so much work put into it from the organizers and panelists, and if you (like me) were just a viewer of the conference, it looked effortless. Reflections of why we do what we do and how can we make it better were echoed throughout the conference, it was inspiring to be in a chat with so many people who want to learn more and treat our soils better.

As I approach a year of working with SOILS AT GUELPH, I am so thankful for the wonderful community that I have joined (and for Cam graciously allowing me to steal his quarterly reflection piece).

I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Jordan Grigg

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