SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Finger Lakes farmers are invited to join Seneca and Cayuga County Soil & Water Conservation Districts and their partners, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, USDA-NRCS and USDA- FSA for an inaugural Soil Health Workshop for farms looking to improve their soil health. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 6th from 9:30AM to 2:00PM at the Canoga Fire Hall, 3576 NY Rt. 89, Seneca Falls. The program is free but registration is requested.
Soil health is defined by USDA-NRCS as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans. This definition speaks to the importance of managing soils so they are sustainable for future generations.
Check-in/registration begins at 9:30AM at the Canoga Fire Hall with coffee and donuts. The program begins at 10am with Jason Cuddeback from Cayuga County S&WCD discussing tips and tricks to understanding what your soils are telling you. He will be followed at 11:00AM by Joseph Amsili, Cornell University Extension Associate discussing the basics of how tillage can play a role in soil health on the farm. Lunch will be provided by Simply Homemade giving ample time to socialize and network. The afternoon will begin at 1:00PM featuring a moderated panel discussion with several area farmers who are implementing soil health practices. The workshop is scheduled to conclude at 2:00PM.
Registration is requested online at www.senecacountycce.org or call Judy Wright, Seneca County CCE at 315-539-9251 ext. 109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact the Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension office if you require an accommodation.
With over 100 years of serving the people of the County, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension puts to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; nutrition, food safety and security, and obesity prevention; 4-H youth development, and children, youth , and families; environment and natural resources, sustainable energy and climate change; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo. For more information about this and other programs, please visit our website: www.senecacountycce.org, our Facebook pages: @CCESeneca, @senecacounty4hny, @WildHarvestTable, @CCEsenecaF2S, and contact us at 315-539-9251 or email email@example.com.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County