The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a Soil Health Workshop on Friday March 6, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Rice County 4-H Building on the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault. The workshop will cover the principles of soil health from biology, alternative soil tests, tillage, and incorporating livestock into the landscape. The theme of all the topics will be improving soil health.

Dr. Anna Cates. University of Minnesota State Soil Health Specialist will talk about how soil biology and structure are connected. Liz Stahl University of Minnesota Crops Educator will discuss some agronomic considerations of choosing to use soil health promoting practices. Theresa Middleton from Iowa State University will discuss research involving commercially available soil tests to measure soil health.

In addition Jodi DeJong-Huges University of Minnesota Extension Educator will discuss how producers can increase profit and productivity while improving soil health. There is no cost to attend and Pre-registration is not required but it is appreciated to plan handouts and food. Contact Claire LaCanne at 507-332-6165 or email Claire: Lacanne@umn.edu.