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Soil Health - Intro to Soil Health, Online plus 10/7/14 Field day in Lena, WI *

Course Description:

This online introductory course provides an overview of the importance of soil health to crop production and dives into the three primary characteristics of soil: the physical, chemical and biological, and the components of each that need to be addressed to improve soil health. This course also demonstrates easy-to-use field tests to identify current soil conditions and highlights the common practices that a farmer may choose to implement in order to improve soil conditions. This course is blended online course that must be completed before the field component and is a prerequisite for a series of supplemental soil health courses.

The one-day, intermediate-level field training will build on the online course topics through hands-on activities and farm scenarios. The field training will focus on the evaluation of various agricultural practices on soil health parameters and selling these concepts to producers. Participants will utilize basic evaluation methods to document soil, water and plant properties in the field. Activities will develop participants’ data collection, communication and problem-solving skills through in-field case studies. The cost of this course is included in fee for the online Soil Health that must be completed before the field training takes place on Oct. 7, 2014 at Olson Farms, 6366 Fredrickson Road in Lena, WI

Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 9:30AM
End Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 3:30PM
Format: Blended
Instructor: kevin.erb
Location: 6366 Fredrickson Road
Lena, Wisconsin 53589
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Cost: 150.00
Partners: NRCS
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014
CEUs Available: CCA CEU
For: agency staff
Beginner conservation professional
Contact: kevin.erb@uwex.edu
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DateTitleFormatPriceStateReg.DeadlineDate SortReg.Deadline Sort
11/15/14 12:00pm CSTSoil Health - Intro to Soil Health, Online plus 2015 Field DayBlended150.00WisconsinDecember 4, 201514160744001449273600
10/16/14 9:30am CDTSoil Health - Intro to Soil Health, Online plus 10/16/14 field day Dodgeville (Linden) WI Blended150.00WisconsinOctober 15, 201414134698001413365400