The free workshop will include lessons on how to get started in organic gardening including permaculture practices, composting basics, eating sprouts, urban farming, GMO's vs. hybrid vs. heirloom, screening of a food movie, and an eco tour of our Lil' farm. NRCS will be on hand to highlight programs for farmers who are considering a transition to organic.
Location: Bradford Research and Extension Center (Columbia, MO)
NRCS and the University of Missouri are hosting a free Soil Health Exposition August 13-14. The exposition will be at MU’s Bradford Research and Extension Center (4968 Rangeline Road), about six miles east of Columbia.
The two-day exposition will feature vendors, tours, demonstrations and presentations by farmers who have successfully incorporated cover crops into their operations.
The exposition will feature an open admission, so participants may attend as few or as many of the sessions as they choose. Events will be occurring from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Topics will include: climate variability; understanding soil data; economics of cover crops; cover cropping and improved infiltration; effects of Glyphosate on soil biology; the latest soil health field equipment; field demonstrations; soils exhibits; and soil pits and properties. Equipment and seed dealers also will be present. A detailed agenda will be available later.