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12/19 | WNY Soil Health Alliance – Workshop & Meeting

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

WNYSHA Workshop and Meeting December 19 2018

The WNY Soil Health Alliance will be holding a Soil Health Workshop & Alliance Annual Membership Meeting at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Rd., in Batavia, NY.


Featured speakers:


Kristine Nichols is a Soil Microbiologist with over 25 years studying Mycorrhizal Fungi.  Kris will be presenting information on using Regenerative Farming practices to build Soil Resilience and offering a workshop on Conducting Hands-On assessment of Soil Health.


John Wallace is Assistant Professor & Weed Extension Specialist from Penn State.  John will be presenting Penn State research on Weed Management with Soil Health practices and a workshop on Interseeding challenges & opportunities.



In addition, Paul Salon will present a workshop on using the NRCS calculator to develop Cover Crop mixes.  Attendees are being asked to bring information on mixes they have tried along with pictures if possible.


The annual meeting of the Alliance membership will be held at 11:45 AM to elect 2 Board members and conduct such business as necessary.


For more information, visit http:/ and click on the events tab or contact Dennis Kirby at 585-589-5959.  DEC & CCA credits will be offered.


Download Event Registration Form


8:30 – 9:00     Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits

Please arrive early if signing up for DEC or CCA credits


9:00 – 9:30     Welcome & Announcements


9:30 – 10:30   Regenerative Agriculture builds Resilience through Soil Biology

Kristine Nichols — KRIS Systems Education & Consulting


10:30 – 10:45 Break


10:45 – 11:45 Balancing tradeoffs between Weed Management and Soil Health Goals

John Wallace — Penn State Assistant Professor of Weed Science


11:45 – 12:00 WNY Soil Health Alliance Annual Meeting


12:00 – 1:00   Lunch & Exhibits


1:00 & 2:00   Breakout Sessions



  1. Conducting Hands-On Assessment of Soil Health —Kris Nichols
  2. Interseeding Cover Crops: Addressing challenges & opportunities Research updates and Group dialogue —John Wallace
  3. USDA Calculator for Developing Cover Crop mixes based on purpose, rotations and tillage system —Paul Salon           Bring examples of Cover Crop mixes you have used along with pictures on a thumb drive if available
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