Iowa Learning Farms is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program.
In the webinar, “Soil Health Management and Measurement Across Agricultural Systems in the Midwest,” Ruark and Augarten will discuss the current state of soil health assessments, why they are important to agriculture, and what more could be done. They will also highlight recent developments related to soil health management and measurement across different production systems in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Drawing on these new approaches, the team will provide insights into how soil assessments should be approached in the future.
“Every farmer knows that soil health is an important component of success, but they are often unsure which practices will have the biggest impacts and what exactly should be measured,” said Ruark. “While we do not have answers in hand for all these questions, we do have a much better grasp of what a modern soil health measurement system looks like and how collected data can instill confidence in soil health practice decision making. Farmers, consultants, retailers, and agency staff attending this webinar will take away a great understanding of what exactly to measure for their soil—and why.”
Participants in Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinars are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.
Upcoming Webinars in the Series:
6/22: Chad J. Penn, USDA-ARS
6/29: Vince Sitzmann, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
7/6: Jane Frankenberger, Purdue University
7/13: Mike Castellano, Iowa State University
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