Bringing Soil to Life

Bringing Soil to Life

March 10 workshop will focus on improving soil, diversifying farming, ranching operations.

Farmers and ranchers in south central Kansas who want to learn more about improving soils, diversifying their farming operation and moving toward sustainable, commercial farming production will have a daylong learning opportunity on March 10 when the South Central Kansas Residue Alliance presents a soil improvement workshop and field day.

The event will be at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at the corner of 21st and Ridge Road in Wichita.

Topics of the day will include Integrating Livestock and Cover Crops into Your System, presented by Gabe Brown, a farmer and rancher from Bismarck, N.D.; Microbiologoy, Why Should I Care?, presented by Kris Nichols, soil microbiologist with USDA/ARS in Mandan, N. D., The How and theWhy of Cover Crops, presented by Gail Fuller, a farmer from Emporia; Bring Your Soils to Life, presented by Nichols, and Soil Health & Quality of Life, What's the Connecdtion, presented by Brown.

Registration opes at 8:15 and the workshop concludes at 3:30 p.m.

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