The training will be held at Elam Shirk Farm in Thorp
The University of Wisconsin-Extension is teaming up with the Clark County Land Conservation Department to host a soil health field day on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The training will be held at Elam Shirk Farm in Thorp, Wisconsin and will feature NRCS and UWExtension soil health experts Kevin Erb, Tim Miland, Justin Morris, and Jamie Patton.
Participants will see a rainfall stimulator demonstration, receive a soil health testing kit, and learn on how to use their kit to compare soil health in different fields on their farming operation.
• soil compaction probe
• soil infiltration test
• soil aggregation stability (slake) test
• digital soil thermometer
• other resources to help participants learn how to improve soil health on their farm
“Learning how to manage soil health is essential to maximize profitability, especially in a time of lower farm prices,” notes Kevin Erb of UW Extension’s Conservation Professional Training Program. “Little changes to soil management can dramatically impact rainfall infiltration, conserving moisture in dry times and reducing compaction in wet years.”