When:
November 2, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
2016-11-02T09:30:00-04:00
2016-11-02T15:30:00-04:00
Where:
Massaro Community Farm
41 Ford Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525
USA
Cost:
25.00

Featuring Keynote Brandon Smith, NRCS

At Massaro Community Farm, 41 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525

Healthy Soils: Organic Alternatives Workshop will teach participants how to incorporate alternative methods for soil health implementation on the farm. The day will include a farm tour, equipment viewing and demos as well as hearing from farmers who have successfully implemented practices in organic production, cover cropping, and conservation tillage approaches.

Keynote Speaker Brandon Smith is the Northeast Region Team Leader for the NRCS Soil Health Division. Prior to this he served as the State Agronomist for the NH NRCS, and was part of a team that developed a pilot approach for Soil Health Management Planning. He has provided leadership on implementing soil health assessment and management planning through NRCS programs to other Northeast NRCS and external partners in the region’s varied production systems. He has extensive experience with mineral nutrition and root nutrient uptake mechanisms, pH and micronutrient interactions, organic production, cover cropping, and conservation tillage approaches.

Limited Spots Available

$25 fee includes breakfast (light refreshments), and lunch. Please RSVP to Amanda Fargo-Johnson at (860) 345-3977 or CTRCDAmanda@aol.com. Pay with check by mail or pre-register and pay cash at the door. Make checks payable to: CT RC&D ($25.00 pp) and mail to: CT RC&D, 1066 Saybrook Road, PO Box 70, Haddam, CT 06438.

Brought to you by:
Connecticut RC&D Council | USDA – NRCS | CT NOFA | Northeast SARE

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