These are upcoming soil health events of interest taking place in New York State and nationally.
Farmers from dairy, cash grain, and organic vegetable operations will discuss their soil health practices, including efforts to reduce tillage and incorporate cover crops.
The Soil Health Center keynote speakers for 2020 will be John Wallace, Ph.D., Penn State University; Jennifer Moore-Kucera, Ph.D., American Farmland Trust; and Jean-Paul Stewart-Courtens, Roxbury Farm.
The Empire Farm Days’ Virtual Soil Health Center Program July 29-31 is now taking registrations. Although Empire Farm Days was unfortunately canceled, the Virtual Soil Health Center Program is still on.
A soil scientist whose research led to improved food production and a better understanding of how atmospheric carbon can be held in the soil to help combat climate change was named this year’s recipient of the World Food Prize.
As of 6/17/20 The Cornell Soil Health Laboratory has re-opened and can receive soil health samples.
A research team including current and former ecologists from Colorado State University said soil biodiversity should be incorporated into the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – which include zero hunger, sustainable cities and communities, and life on land.
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Farms Under Threat is American Farmland Trust’s multi-year initiative to document the status of and threats to America’s agricultural land while at the same time offering policy solutions to save that land.