SFA’s Driftless Chapter (formerly Southeast) is co-sponsoring a free two-day event, “Building Soils From the Bottom Up,” featuring Jay Fuhrer, a two-time speaker at SFA’s Midwest Soil Health Summit and leader of the Burleigh County (N.D.) soil health movement.
Fuhrer is a nationally recognized soil scientist who over the last 20 years has worked to move large-scale farms in North Dakota toward no-till, crop diversification and cover crop adoption.
The workshop starts with a presentation on soil health principles from 6 to 9 p.m. May 19 at The Ark Center for the Arts, 401 E. Jefferson St. Viroqua, Wis. Dinner is included.
Next is a cover crop and soil health field day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 that begins at the Mt. Sterling Park Shelter, Hwy 27 and 2nd St., Mt Sterling, Wis. Lunch is included.
This event is presented in collaboration with Valley Stewardship Network, The Pasture Project, Vernon & Crawford County Land and Water Conservation Departments, NRCS, UW-Extension, Youth Initiative High School, National Wildlife Federation, and USFWS Fishers and Farmers Partnership.