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Permalink Soil Health Testing Field Day

August 31, 2017
Bowling Green, Ohio

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. The free field day will address soil health field measurements with chemical, physical, biological tests; active carbon; infiltration and compaction; Solvita 360 Soilscan nitrogen; and cover crop plantings.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

August 31, 2017
Fairfield, Iowa

Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach present this evening field day hosted by John Peck.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink University of Wisconsin Organic Field Day

August 31, 2017
Arlington, Wisconsin

This annual organic agriculture field day takes place at Arlington Research Station. Production practices to build soil resilience will be a key focus. The event will feature presentations on research linking various crop production practices—including cover cropping—to specific soil health indicators. Researchers will also give updates on organic soil quality from the long-term Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial; organic no-till corn and soybeans using a variety of cover crop and planting options; organic wheat breeding efforts; and Kernza (perennial wheat).

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Building an Organic Dairy from the Soil Up

August 31, 2017
Marathon, New York

This free afternoon workshop from NOFA-NY focuses on assessing soil health, developing a farm design, and building your dairy. Jim and Anne Phillips of Triple 3 Livestock will share their farm story and provide a tour of their new facilities. Mark Kopecky, Organic Valley Agronomist, will discuss soil health as it pertains to crop production and pasture management. Fay Benson, Cornell University SCNY Regional Team, will bring the Soil Health Trailer to demonstrate variations in soil types and management systems. Fay will also share his knowledge of crop insurance options available in NY State.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Profitability of Farming Prairie Potholes

August 31, 2017
Jefferson, Iowa

This Practical Farmers of Iowa field day is hosted by Jerry Peckumn. Research from Team Pothole at ISU shines light on what farmers can do with these low areas that do not yield much during wet years. Learn about farm conservation techniques that benefit the soil, as well as the value of pollinator insects. RSVP is required for lunch.

In: North Central SARE Region



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