MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — For three crop years, Minnesota Office for Soil Health and the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) have been collecting, analyzing and sharing on-farm soil health data across Minnesota to help us better interpret and use soil health measurements. A series of five field days will begin in Stephen, MN on Wednesday, June 30 to share this research, discuss soil health practices and network.
Farmers, agricultural professionals, and interested others are invited to the Michael Larson Farm on June 30, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for the first field day. Presenters include Mr. Larson, SFA Senior Technical Advisor Kent Solberg, and University of Minnesota
Research Assistant Hava Blair. A rainfall simulator demonstration will be given by Kittson SWCD, who is co-sponsoring the field day with Marshall County SWCD.
“It’s exciting to have a field day to show what soil health practices can achieve in northwestern Minnesota,” says Theresa Keaveny, SFA’s Executive Director. “We’re grateful to Michael Larson for hosting us on his farm.”
The event is free, and lunch will be provided. Registration is requested for planning purposes, and walk-ups are also welcome. Address: Michael Larson Farm, 44680 State Hwy 220 NW Stephen, MN 56757.
The series will continue on July 14, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Doubting Thomas Farm in Moorhead (RSVP to Noreen Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org) and July 15, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM in Lamberton and Redwood Falls (register here). The CIG field day series will wrap up with a September 1 field day hosted by Stearns County SWCD and an October event hosted by Mower County SWCD. More details forthcoming. All events are free and walk-ups are welcome.
These five field days are funded by an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant project led by the Minnesota Office for Soil Health. More information and a series event flyer are available on SFA’s Soil Health webpage.
— Sustainable Farming Association
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