Digging Deeper into Soil Health

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Digging Deeper into Soil Health

Frederick & neighboring county farmers are invited to attend our soil health event, Digging Deeper into Soil Health presented by Jim Hoorman

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Frederick Fairgrounds - Home of The Great Frederick Fair 797 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

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  • 6 hours 40 minutes
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Frederick and neighboring county producers are invited to attend Digging Deeper into Soil Health presented by Jim Hoorman of Hoorman Health Services and hosted by the Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts and Frederick County Farm Bureau!

We will be talking SLUGS, the nitty gritty of soil structure and composition, and WHY you may not be seeing improvements despite your best efforts…other topics include micronutrients and humates for plant health and the importance of soil ecology and nutrient cycling. We will also touch on state and federal program updates and new opportunities!

Jim Hoorman has been working in agriculture and farming since he was 13 years old. He holds 3 degrees from Ohio State University- a BS in Animal Science, a MS in Agricultural Economics and an MA in Business. Jim also possesses years of experience working for Ohio extension, specializing in multiple areas including agronomic plots, water quality, no-till, and cover crops. From 2016 to 2019 he was a USDA-NRCS National Soil Health Specialist for Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Maryland. In 2019 he started Hoorman Soil Health Services and currently operates a 40 acre farm in between Jenera and Ada, Ohio.

Certified Crop Advisor and MD Nutrient Management continuing education credits are AVAILABLE!


LOCATION: Null Building (Building No. 9) at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701

TIME: February 7, 2023 from 8:00am-2:40pm

  • Registration & Refreshments - 8:00-8:30am
  • Event - 8:30am-2:40pm; LUNCH PROVIDED!