Upcoming webinar offers useful info on soil health

August 12, 7 pm Basic Soil Health and Soil Testing, with Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension Agronomist and Soil Specialist — Healthy soils are the cornerstone of a productive and sustainable farm. Join Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension Agronomist and Soil Specialist, to learn the art of managing soils to promote crop productivity while protecting the environment. She will discuss how to maintain or build healthy soils and soil testing for nutrients and overall health. Heather has a diverse outreach and applied research program including work on specialty grains, oilseed crops, forage, and soil health and nutrient management. Heather also operates a diversified farm in Alburgh, VT. Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through. To participate, please go to http://tinyurl.com/UVMEXT-SoilsWebinar at about 6:45 pm Eastern time on August 12, 2010. For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389×203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Mary Peabody know by August 5 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in Vt.) or mary.peabody@uvm.edu so we may assist you.

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