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2014 Healthy Soils Workshop

Building Healthy Soils Workshop

Monday, September 22, 9:00am-3:30pm
WNC Carson City Campus
& Tour of Holley Family Farms, Dayton

$25 Early Bird, $35 after September 15
Registration required - Includes lunch

Healthy soils enhance water-holding capacity, reduce erosion, promote soil organisms, increase soil organic matter and support plant fertility. Learn the principles of building healthy soil to increase production and conserve resources.


Ben Bowell is an Organic Education Specialist for Oregon Tilth, a national, nonprofit organic certification and education organization. Through his joint position with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service/NRCS, he provides technical assistance, delivers trainings and develops technical resources for use by NRCS staff, agricultural professionals and producers to better support conservation work on organic farms. Ben has a B.A. from Wake Forest University and a M.S. from Tufts University’s Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program.

Albert Mulder, is the State Agronomist for the Nevada Natural Resources Conservation Service and is actively involved with Nevada farmers on a variety of projects, including NRCS hoop house projects. He is active with Churchill County FFA and junior livestock leaders.

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