Soil properties and soil health

Date(s) - Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center


soil properties and soil health workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown.

It is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program as part of their 2017-2018 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series.

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to inventory the soils on their property, use a soil survey to determine the suitability of their soils for various cropping programs, and how to use crop rotations, cover crops and the application of organic materials to build a healthy soil. Participants will receive a copy of the Chautauqua County Soil Survey.

Leading this workshop will be Robert Halbohm, who is currently the Water Quality Technician with the Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District. He retired from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service three years ago, after working for 35 years in the field of assisting landowners in the development and implementation of conservation plans to protect their natural resources and maintain a profitable farm operation. He currently works on the District’s Agricultural Environmental Management program.

The cost is $5 per family.

Pre-registration is required prior to the workshop to allow for adequate time to prepare printed resources and materials.

You can register online, email, or call 716-664-9502, ext. 202.