Franklin Journal reports on soil health workshop

The Franklin Journal reported on a workshop offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Grass Farmers Network, and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. About a dozen farmers gathered at Hardy Farm in Farmington to learn about the effect grazing has on soil health, and ways to improve and maintain it, the article states. The session was led by Rick Kersbergen of UMaine Extension and Fay Benson of Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York. Presentations highlighted the differences between healthy, aerated soil and overgrazed, compacted soil, according to the article.