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Turning Dirt into Soil Workshop: Upland Organics, Wood Mountain SK
July 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$100
PLEASE NOTE: If you register for this July 25th Workshop, one admission to the July 26th Soil Health Field Day is included in your purchase. Therefore, you do not need to buy a ticket for July 26th, however we will need to know for planning purposes if you will in fact be attending the field day as well. We will contact you to confirm.
This hands-on workshop will provide practical information you can apply to your own farm.
Dr. Jeff Schoenau
Professor and Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Chair
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Schoenau’s research interests include nutrient cycling and management, soil fertility and fertilizer use, plant nutrition, soil conservation, quality and land use, cropping systems, herbicide fate and interaction in soil. The focus of my research is to provide information and tools that can be used to best manage the soil fertility resource, thereby ensuring economic and environmentally sustainable use of inorganic and organic nutrients (mineral fertilizers, manures and other organic amendments) that enhance crop and livestock production. He was born in Saskatchewan, raised on the family farm near Central Butte, and completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. He continues to be involved in farming with his wife Lynne.
Soil health specialist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Jay has boots on the ground the last 38 years working with cropping systems, grazing systems, cover crops and gardens. Jay also has an extensive background working with groups and entities such as soil and water conservation districts; national and international no-till organizations; watersheds; farm organizations; urban groups; and more. Recently, Jay spends his time at the Menoken Farm minimizing soil disturbance, adding soil armor, maximizing plant diversity, maintaining living roots in the soil and integrating livestock.
This workshop is the day before the Soil Health Field Day at same location (http://saskorganics.org/event/upland-organics-field-day/) . If you are planning on attending both days and will require accommodations, below are some options:
- On-site trailer parking spaces available: Contact Cody 306-640-6791 or Allison 306-640-6790 for more information and to reserve your spot
- Another camping option is the local regional Park (10 mins from Upland Organics)
- Limerick Hotel (about 25 mins from Upland Organics)
- Hotels in Assiniboia (40 mins from Upland Organics)
To register for this workshop: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/turning-dirt-into-soil-tools-to-create-high-functioning-soil-tickets-43126496512