Soil Health Workshop Series
OSU Extension Champaign County and the Champaign Soil and Water Conservation District are offering a soil health workshop series beginning in September – for farmers interested in learning more about soil health and fertility. The workshop will be limited to 25 participants.
The registration is cost is only $25 for four meetings, thanks to a Top of Ohio RC&D grant, 4R Tomorrow grant and the Ohio Soybean Council. Registration includes two soil samples, dinner at the evening meetings and class materials.
Participants will learn about agronomy, the importance of soil fertility and nutrient management, how to pull soil samples and read lab results. They will also tour Brookside labs to see how scientist process soil samples. Different nutrient sources will be discussed during later sessions to provide participants with the knowledge they need to correctly determine which source is best for different field situations. They will also receive their Agricultural Applicator Fertilizer Certification required of most people applying commercial fertilizer to more than 50 acres.
Presenters include specialists from OSU Extension, USDA-NRCS, Sloan Ag Consulting LLC and Dallas Ag LLC. During the final workshop, these specialists will help each farmer create a farm plan based on soil test results from their farms.
The session dates are:
- September 2 --- 6-9pm, Champaign County Community Center auditorium
- December 2 ---8:30 am-noon, tour of Brookside Labs
- January 13 --- 6-9pm, Champaign County Community Center auditorium
- January 20 --- 6-9pm, Champaign County Community Center auditorium
The registration flier is available at http://go.osu.edu/agevents.