Free Online Short Course: Farming with Soil Life

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Climate Change & Soil Health,  Northeast Region


On Oct 13, 2021 9:00 AM, the Xerces Society is offering a free online short course intended for farmers, NRCS staff, Soil and Water Conservation staff, Extension Educators, and other agricultural professionals in the northeastern region of the US, but anyone is welcome to register and attend. This course is lead by Stephanie Frischie and Jennifer Hopwood of the Xerces Society, who will discuss common soil invertebrates, their ecology and roles in soil health, scouting methods, and management strategies to increase beneficial soil animal populations.

Dr. Sara Via, Professor and Climate Extension Specialist at the University of Maryland College Park, will discuss how boosting soil health increases climate resilience in agriculture and slows climate change. Dr. Via’s presentation will cover practices that increase soil health work by feeding and protecting soil organisms, how healthy soil increases climate resilience, and how soil organisms in healthy soil play a central role in soil carbon sequestration.

This course is free to attend, but registration is required.

For more information such as the course agenda and learning objectives, please click here. (PDF)

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