Date

Mar 27 2024
Expired!

Time

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Understanding Soil Fertility and Biology for Production and Conservation

From The Piney Woods School Workshop Series

Learn how to manage the fertility of your soil and the organic matter within it.

Topics will include:

  • the fundamentals of soil biology, fertility, and pH
  • managing the nutrients in your soil
  • cultivating organic matter over time
  • real-life farm scenarios
  • the cost of managing your soil organic matter — and the cost of NOT managing it
  • how to employ specific NRCS-approved conservation practices to improve your soil and enhance production

Arrive at 9am to sign in and meet with other farmers. Workshop begins promptly at 9:30. Lunch will be served!

Workshop and lunch are FREE!

LOCATION:

The Piney Woods School Farm

5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148

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Event is sponsored by a USDA NRCS grant. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Provider, and Lender.

FAQ

  1. How is this event free?
    This workshop has been funded through a grant to The Piney Woods School through the Natural Resource Conservation Service within USDA.
  2. Do I have to pay for lunch?
    No. Lunch is provided courtesy of The Piney Woods cafeteria.
  3. I’m a beginning farmer. Is it okay if I attend?
    The workshops are designed for farmers at all levels of experience.
  4. Will someone be there to help my farm if I need additional assistance?
    Yes! Staff from Up in Farms and NRCS are available to provide you free farm visitations and technical assistance.

Additional project partners include:

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Location

The Piney Woods School Farm
5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148
The Piney Woods School Farm

Hourly Schedule

Agenda

9:00am - 9:30am
Sign In
Sign in and meet fellow farmers and presenters.
9:30am - 11:00am
Fundamentals of Soil Biology, Fertility and pH
Speakers:
Daniel Clanton, Delaney Johnson
11:00am - 12:00pm
Managing Nutrients and Organic Matter
Speakers:
Daniel Clanton, Delaney Johnson
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:pm
Technical Assistance and On-Farm Examples
Speakers:
Daniel Clanton, Delaney Johnson
Daniel Clanton
Daniel Clanton
Area Agronomist, NRCS-MS
Area Agronomist for Mississippi NRCS Area 2, located in Pearl, MS.
Delaney Johnson
Delaney Johnson
Soil and Conservation Science Director, Up in Farms
Mr. Johnson joined Up in Farms after a prestigious 30+ year career at USDA NRCS, including a 12-year term as the State Soil Scientist for Mississippi. Mr. Johnson's experience in both soil science and conservation make him an indispensable fount of knowledge for technical support and training for our farming community.

Labels

Piney Woods - NRCS Workshop
Up in Farms

Organizer

Up in Farms
Email
[email protected]

This event is hosted by Up in Farms and its partner organizations.

Sponsor

  • USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
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Speakers

  • Delaney Johnson
    Delaney Johnson
    Soil and Conservation Science Director, Up in Farms

    Mr. Johnson joined Up in Farms after a prestigious 30+ year career at USDA NRCS, including a 12-year term as the State Soil Scientist for Mississippi. Mr. Johnson’s experience in both soil science and conservation make him an indispensable fount of knowledge for technical support and training for our farming community.

  • Lee Jones
    Lee Jones
    Soil Scientist, NRCS-MS

    Soil Scientist for Mississippi NRCS Area 2, located in Pearl, MS.

Weather

Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
88 °F
°Metric
Wind: 12 MPH
Humidity: 55 %
Feels like: 92 °F

Locations

The Piney Woods School Farm
5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148

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