Morning Ag Clips, Sun Journal advance soil health workshops
Morning Ag Clips and Sun Journal published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing soil health workshops around the state. UMaine Extension, along with the Maine Grass Farmers Network, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment will host three workshops to demonstrate the principles of soil health, and how livestock management can influence soil quality and the environment. As part of a Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) project, the New York Soil Health Trailer participates in field days across the Northeast to demonstrate to producers how improved soil health helps their operation by providing technical soil services and grazing management education. Presenters will include Fay Benson of Cornell Cooperative Extension Cortland County and Rick Kersbergen of UMaine Extension. The workshops will be held Sept. 3 at Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment in Freeport, Sept. 4 at Rainbow Valley Farm in Sidney and Sept. 5 at Hardy Farm in Farmington.