Episode 162. Starting a Farm: Soil Considerations

Today’s episode of Voices from the Field is part of the occasional series entitled “Starting a Farm” from Rockiell Woods, Director of NCAT’s Gulf States Regional Office in Jackson, Mississippi, and Bill Evans, Director of Horticulture at Up in Farms Food Hub in Jackson. This episode is about soil considerations on a new farm. They talk about factors that affect soil, how to have yours tested, and the various ways you can improve your soil.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Rockiell Woods directly at rockw@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

ATTRA Soil Resources

Sustainable Soil Management

How to Add Compost on Your Small Farm

Soil Management: National Organic Program Regulations

Tipsheet: Manure in Organic Production Systems

Tipsheet: Assessing the Soil Resource for Beginning Organic Farmers

Other resources:

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