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Soil Health - Intro to Soil Health, Online plus 2015 Field Day

Course Description:

The online Intro to Soil Health 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. It 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 health. The online portion of this course must be completed before the field training.

The Wisconsin field training will build on the online course topics through hands-on activities and farm scenarios. It focuses on the evaluation of various agricultural practices on soil health parameters and the selling of these concepts to producers. Participants will utilize basic evaluation methods to document soil, water and plant properties in the field. Activities will enhance participants’ data collection, communication and problem-solving skills through in-field case studies.

Students may enroll in the online course between now and November 30, 2015, and have until December 31, 2015 to complete the online portion. Field training site(s) will depend on the locations of the online student participants, and will be held after the online course is complete.

This introductory course is a prerequisite for a series of supplemental online soil health courses, including Soil Health - Cover Crops for Healthy Soils, Soil-Water Management and Soil Health Management Systems.

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 12:00PM
End Date: Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:00PM
Format: Blended
, Wisconsin
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Cost: 150.00
Partners: NRCS
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015
CEUs Available: CCA CEU's: 3.5 hours Soil and Water
For: agency staff
beginner conservation professional
Contact: kevin.erb@ces.uwex.edu
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DateTitleFormatPriceStateReg.DeadlineDate SortReg.Deadline Sort
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
10/7/14 9:30am CDTSoil Health - Intro to Soil Health, Online plus 10/7/14 Field day in Lena, WI *Blended150.00WisconsinOctober 6, 201414126922001412630100