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 [email protected]. Please contact the Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension office if you require an accommodation.
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