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Soil Health Assessment Field Days 2017

Join us for these tailgate-style, on-farm workshops as we learn about innovative assessment and management strategies for soil health in a variety of cropping systems at three unique California locations.

The workshops are being sponsored by USDA's Western SARE program and are free and open to the public.
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All workshops will take place from approximately 9:30 - 11:30 am at the following locations and feature leading guest speakers and organizations involved in soil health assessment. Details on each workshop will be posted below.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
with Dr. Alan Franzluebbers (USDA-ARS / NC State Univ) and Ken Oster (NRCS Templeton)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Dr. Franzluebbers is USDA-ARS professor and head of the Soil Ecology and Management Lab at NC State University. He specializes in assessment methods of soil respiration and soil organic carbon sequestration, using these and other tools to interpret the effects of agricultural management practices on soil resources. A focus of this workshop will be on the role of soil biology in nutrient cycling and availability. A diversity of tools for assessing soil health will be discussed and demonstrated.

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Dr. Franzluebbers will also be giving a public lecture "Soil Carbon: Reservoir for a Resilient Agriculture" on the previous day, Thursday, May 4. For more information about his lecture presentation at Cal Poly, please visit: www.cfs.calpoly.edu/sustainable_ag_lecture_series.html

Macon Seed, Turlock with Joe Mullinax (Denele Analytical Inc)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Full Belly Farm, Guinda with Judith Redmond (CDFA Env Farming Panel) and Joe Mullinax

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Full Belly Farm

For more information, please contact us at cfs@calpoly.edu or call 805-756-5086.