Organic farm to host Organic Soil Fertility Field Day Nov. 5 |
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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - On Tuesday, November 5, the Southern Illinois Farming Network is sponsoring a field day, “Organic Soil Fertility Strategies” at Countrysprout Farm in Carbondale.
The event is from 3-5:00 p.m. The event targets all commercial growers seeking to increase yields while improving the health of the soil though natural measures.
Cara Bergschneider, a soil conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and member of the Southern Illinois Farming Network, will present the field day.
“Soil health is the foundation of sustainable farming. By increasing the health of the soil one can directly improve disease resistance, crop yields, and drought tolerance,” said Bergschneider.
Countrysprout Organics is a USDA Certified Organic farm operated by Bruce and Maryanne Chrisman.
Topics will include a presentation on variations in soil health based on different landscape and farming methods. Presenters will provide details on the effects of organic amendments on soil health and fertility. Participants will learn hands-on methods to determine soil quality characteristics.
Field day participants can stay for a potluck supper at the farm.
The cost of the “Organic Soil Fertility Strategies” field day is $15. The event is free to Southern Illinois Farming Network members. Registration is required.
To register, go to eatsouthernillinois.org. For more information, contact Dayna Conner at 618-319-0542 or email@example.com.
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