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Hands-On Soil Health (Red Earth Farm)

March 19, 2018 Hands-On Soil Health

Event Overview
Hands-On Soil Health

  Red Earth Farm
  5785 Golden Key Rd.
  Kempton, PA 19529
  [Berks Co] 

Date & Time
  Monday, March 19th
  10am - 2pm
  $25 non-members
  $15 PASA members
Event Description
Healthy soils area critical resource on any farm, and growing soil health requires a sound strategy and tools to measure progress. Through our Soil Health Benchmark Study, PASA farmers are working to measure and improve their soil health over time, as individuals and as a community. Participating farmers submit soil samples to the Cornell Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health and also share information about their soil management practices, including cover cropping, reducing tillage, and organic amendments. 

At this workshop, we’ll gear-up together for PASA’s 2018 Soil Health Benchmark study. Participants will learn best methods for soil health sampling and tools for tracking and organizing farm records. 

We’ll also learn how to interpret the Cornell Soil Health test from the experts who have helped to develop it, Bob Schindelbeck and Aaron Ristow from Cornell University. Our host at Red Earth Farm, Kim Butz, will also share how they are using results from the PASA study to guide decisions for cover crop selection, tillage operations, and fertilizer and amendment purchases. Come prepared to get your hands in the soil and engage with other farmers to help raise the bar on soil health!
Registration will be open until 3/16/2018 at 5pm.
Do you allow walk-ins?
In order to have accurate counts, we ask that everyone pre-register. Call (814) 349-9856 to register by phone.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Franklin Egan at (814) 349-956 x21 or for more information about this event.
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