The health and productivity of the soil forms the basis for any farm’s success, profitability, and ecological sustainability. Successful farmers need to develop a holistic approach to preserving and building soil health and fertility. Stewardship of the soil is arguably the most important job of any farmer or gardener.
“From this course, I learned a substantial amount about the overall picture of soil health and how I might use that information to improve my soils in the future – it must be the primary focus, and the key to running a profitable agribusiness.” – John, New York Farmer
At the end of this course, participants will:
- Understand what soil health is and why is it important for the farm.
- Develop knowledge of the characteristics of healthy soils and how to measure them.
- Determine appropriate soil practices to improve soil health
- Begin work on a soil health improvement plan for their farm
DATES: November 10 – December 22, 2016 (NO CLASS on Nov 24 Thanksgiving) with webinars onThursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30pm Eastern time.
LEARN MORE & REGISTER: https://nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/all-courses/bf-110-soil-health-basic/