A workshop for learning about soil structure and biology and how to assess the health of the soil on your farm. There will be both classroom and field components so that participants will gain practical knowledge and experience which they can then take back and apply to their own operations.
Dr. Jeff Schoenau, Professor and Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Chair, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Schoenau’s research interests include nutrient cycling and management, soil fertility and fertilizer use, plant nutrition, soil conservation, quality and land use, cropping systems, herbicide fate and interaction in soil. The focus of my research is to provide information and tools that can be used to best manage the soil fertility resource, thereby ensuring economic and environmentally sustainable use of inorganic and organic nutrients (mineral fertilizers, manures and other organic amendments) that enhance crop and livestock production. He was born in Saskatchewan, raised on the family farm near Central Butte, and completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. He continues to be involved in farming with his wife Lynne.
Jay Fuhrer, Soil Health Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bismarck, N.D.
Jay has boots on the ground the last 38 years working with cropping systems, grazing systems, cover crops and gardens. Jay also has an extensive background working with groups and entities such as soil and water conservation districts; national and international no-till organizations; watersheds; farm organizations; urban groups; and more. Recently, Jay spends his time at the Menoken Farm minimizing soil disturbance, adding soil armor, maximizing plant diversity, maintaining living roots in the soil and integrating livestock. Click here to learn more.
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST
Location: Upland Organics, Wood Mountain, SK S0H 4L0