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Live Broadcast from Organicology: Soil Health in Organic Farming Systems

February 6, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join eOrganic for selected live presentations broadcast from the 2015 Organicology Conference in Portland, Oregon on February 6, 2015.

This online live broadcast is free and open to the public and advance registration is required. eOrganic will not  broadcast the entire conference, but will showcase two of the Friday workshops on crop rotations and soil health. To attend the presentation listed below that will be available online, you only need to register once, and you can come and go as you wish.

This discussion features experts from Washington State University and Rodale Institute who will present new research focused on improving soil health in organic systems. Participants will learn about soil health principles and practices for building healthy soils such as no-till and minimized tillage, cover crops, and crop rotations. This workshop will help organic and transitioning farmers identify soil health issues and improve soil health management on their farms. The workshop will also provide an overview of common soil health challenges for organic farmers and discuss the latest information on the topic from the National Organic Program and National Organic Standards Board. The session will cover information on federal conservation programs that provides financial and technical assistance for conservation projects.

Speakers: Ben Bowell, Organic Education Specialist, Oregon Tilth & NRCS; Mark “Coach” Smallwood, Executive Director, Rodale Institute; Doug Collins, Small Farms Educator & Soil Scientist, Center for Sustaining Ag & Natural Resources, WSU

Funding for this broadcast has been provided by the USDA NIFA OREI.