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Soil Health & Cover Crops Workshop - July 13, 2018

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Lansing Community Center

800 1st Terrace

Lansing, KS

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Soil Health Sustainability for Cropland; will be held July 9 th – 13 th , 2018

These workshops will be led by Candy Thomas, NRCS Soil Health Specialist for Kansas and Nebraska, and Doug Peterson, NRCS Soil Health Specialist for Missouri and Iowa. Both have over 20 years of experience training producers and employees on soil health and adoption of soil health management practices. Thomas and Peterson have developed the following agenda topics for a full day starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm:

Module 1. Soil Health Basics
1. Historical context of soil health
2. Soil Health Demonstrations
3. Define soil health and soil functions and soil's impact on resource management

Module 2. Linking Soil Biology to Soil Health
1. Soil functions performed by soil organisms
2. Defining biodiversity
3. Categorizing soil organisms using three broad ecological groups.
4. Soil health principles and relation to soil biology

Module 3. Regenerating Soil Health and Planning for a Soil Health Management System
1. Key soil health indicators
2. Regenerative systems for soil health

Module 4. Changing Your Management Paradigm
1. Changing your nutrients
2. Carbon to nitrogen ratios
3. Rethinking pests
4. Environmental benefits

Module 5. Adding in Cover Crops
1. Types of cover
2. Where it fits in your rotation
3. Adding forage
4. Termination

Module 6. Economic Impacts
1. Environmental Economic Impacts
2. Improvements to the bottom line via case studies of local producers (producer panel)

Module 7. Putting the System Together
1. How to get a start
2. Wrap up

Attendees will also receive several complimentary publications provided by SARE including a handy pocket guide: Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide.

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