New York Soil Health for Healthy Food, Profitable Farms, and Protection of Natural Resources
Interest in soil health practices such as reducing tillage, planting cover crops, and using organic amendments has expanded greatly in recent years, yet barriers to adoption persist. Our project facilitates collaboration among the many on-going efforts across the state to implement research, outreach, and policy solutions to address these barriers to adoption.
Managing for Healthier Soils and Cleaner Water
Jim Hershey, President, Pennsylvania No Till Alliance
This seminar was a part of Empire Farm Days in New York in August 2019 at the Soil Health Center sponsored by the New York State Interagency Soil Health Working Group and New York Soil Health Initiative.
NY Soil Health News
The American Farmland Trust has released the New York state fact sheet summarizing results from its Non-Operating Landowners, or NOLs, Survey which surveyed individually or partnership owned lands in New York, not institutions or trusts.
The most recent Practical Soil health Specialist Training was held in the Hudson Valley. New York Soil Health project members, Cornell Soil Health Lab, and Cornell Cooperative Extension all participated in delivering presentations at the workshop.
If you are interested in where art, science and soil meet, here are some fascinating collaborations and an upcoming art exhibit.
Soil Health News
17-19 JAN 2020
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) will hold their annual Organic Farming & Gardening Conference at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY.
18 DEC 2019
Please join us December 18, 2019 in Batavia, NY for the WNY Soil Health Alliance annual meeting.
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