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Soil Quality Workshop - Train the Trainers

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Benton Soil and Water Conservation District is working with farmers, consultants and researchers to create a soil quality assessment package that will encourage farmers to make informed management decisions, save resources and protect the environment.

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  • Workshops
When Aug 19, 2010
from 08:30 am to 04:30 pm
Where Corvallis, OR, Benton County Fairgrounds
Contact Name
Contact Phone 5417537208
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Soil Quality Workshop - Train the Trainers
Thursday, August 19, 2010
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Benton County Fairgrounds - Carriage House
110 SW 53rd St.  •  Corvallis, OR 97333

Cost $25 – lunch included
 
Benton SWCD is working with farmers, consultants and researchers to create a soil quality assessment package that will encourage farmers to make informed management decisions, save resources and protect the environment.  The assessments are based on physical, biological and chemical parameters measured in the laboratory and field. This workshop will introduce the assessment tools during classroom lecture and hands-on demonstrations.  Participants will investigate how soil assessments are linked to farm management during an afternoon fieldtrip. Come prepared for seasonal Oregon weather.

Workshop topics include:
·         What is soil quality?
·         Why is soil quality important?
·         Hands-on demonstrations of soil quality assessments
·         How will soil quality assessment influence farm management?
·         How can you participate in the Soil Quality Project?

To register:  Print registration form and mail with payment or register online (coming soon) at www.bentonswcd.org
 
Who should attend:  Agricultural professionals who work with farmers to improve management, such as: Extension agents, field representatives, agricultural services staff, soil and water conservation district staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service staff, third party certifiers and inspectors.
 
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2010 – fee non-refundable after August 6, 2010.
Attendance is limited and will be based on order of registration.
 
For more information contact Teresa Matteson, Benton SWCD, 541-753-7208, tmatteson@bentonswcd.org
 

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