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Conservation Showcase - Every day is Earth Day at NRCS. The Conservation Showcase is your portal to the stories of Massachusetts farmers and forest land owners working together with NRCS and our partners to protect the nation's soil, water, animals, plants and air.

Unlock the Secrets in the Soil

Profiles in Soil Health - Growing with Soil Health Management Systems is one of the most effective ways for farmers to increase crop productivity and profitability while improving the environment. Results are often realized immediately, and last well into the future. The stories on this page will help you understand what conservation core practices are part of an effective Soil Health Management System – and how to get the help you need to “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil.”


Feature Stories

Attendees at the soil health workshop in Dighton participate in an infiltration test.

Soil health workshops help growers learn how to farm with nature

More than 200 vegetable farmers, agriculture students, and other members of the Bay State’s agriculture community attended two free workshops designed to help improve the soil’s capacity to function as a vital living system that sustains plant, animal and human health.

Farming with Nature: Improving Soil Health on Vegetable Farms was offered twice: on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in Amherst and on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 in Dighton. Some 80 people attended the Amherst session, which was held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, and 135 attended the Dighton session at the Bristol County Agricultural High School.

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