Register now for SFA’s “Dirt Rich: Building Soil Health Experts” events, with a pair of two-day sessions featuring Dr. Allen Williams and Kent Solberg – cost is just $80 for SFA members, and registrants can choose to attend either Aug. 8-9 in Faribault or Aug. 10-11 in Blue Earth.
Each two-day event includes classroom time with soil health experts Williams and Solberg, digging deeper into soil health opportunities, challenges, and monitoring, followed by lunch and a tour of a local farm using soil health-building techniques.
Discussion topics will include: what is soil health and how can we influence; soil physical, chemical and biological characteristics; use and benefits of cover crops; livestock integration and adaptive grazing; field visit of three fields under different management; soil health indicators and monitoring tools; bio-profile analysis and what it looks like in the field; examples of cover crops, reduced tillage and seeding techniques; and much more.
Info: Wayne Monsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 712.
This event is sponsored by NCR-SARE, The Pasture Project, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, Minnesota Dairy Initiative, Albert Lea Seed, Faribault County SWCD, University of Minnesota Extension-Rice County, CommonSense Energy, and Cannon River Watershed Partnership.