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Kansas Soil Health Alliance and No-till on the Plains

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:14:31 CDT

Kansas Soil Health Alliance and No-till on the Plains On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, No-till on the Plains and Kansas Soil Health Alliance will co-host a soil health field day at Soil Pro Seeds and Custer Farms near WaKeeney, Kansas. Attendees of the event will see cover crops, test plots, and soil heath demonstrations at the farm of Brice Custer.

Attendees will meet at the Trego County Fairgrounds 4-H Building on 13th Street and Russell Ave, WaKeeney, Kansas 67672. USDA NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist Candy Thomas will be on-hand to share her knowledge and experience with farmers.

A tentative schedule of the events is as follows:

8:30/9:00 - 9:30 - Registration
9:30-10:30 - Alliance board introductions
10:30-11:30 - Managed grazing in a soil health system
11:30-12:00 - Tabletop soil health demonstrations with Candy Thomas
12:00 -1:00 - Lunch
1:00-1:30 - Rainfall simulator with Candy Thomas
2:00-4:00 - Cover crop field demo: soil pits, infiltration demonstrations, fencing demonstration

Register for the Field Day at http://www.notill.org/events/kansas-soil-health-alliance-field-day. For questions or assistance, please contact Steve Swaffar, Executive Director of No-till on the Plains at 785-210-4549, swaffar@notill.org or Jennifer Simmelink, Coordinator of Kansas Soil Health Alliance at 785-545-5628 or jennifer@kssoilhealth.org.



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