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Phillips County Event Center to host farming workshop Feb. 13 PDF Print E-mail
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If anyone has read any farming news articles, surely they have seen terms such as cover crops, no-till and soil health. What is all this fuss about anyway?

Plans are set for “The Farming Evolution: Where Do You Fit?” scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13. This workshop will be held in the big room at the Phillips County Event Center at the fairgrounds in Holyoke.

Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. The program will run from 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided. There is no registration fee, however, registration is necessary to insure a lunch.

“We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot,” said Leonardo DaVinci. There have been great advancements in tractors and technology since the 1500s, however, current understanding of soils is not nearly as advanced.

Recent scientific research on how the soil works has led to new insights about this complex system. These research findings, coupled with results from farmers “breaking the rules,” are increasing an understanding about how soils work.

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Holyoke Enterprise January 30, 2014