Bertness Field Day - Sioux Rapids

Thursday, July 21 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM [CST]

512 US-71, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, United States


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Thursday, July 21 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM [CST]

About the Events

Soil Health Partnership demo farmer Marc Bertness will host a soil health farmer discussion at the Bertness Ag Center Meeting Room. Topics covered will include an introduction to soil health as well as a practical discussion from local farmers on the soil health building practices they are implementing on their farms. There will also be staff from  local organizations on hand to answer questions about resources available in the area.  Steak sandwiches will be catered by the Wagon Wheel. Please bring your questions for an in depth discussion! 

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The Soil Health Partnership brings together diverse partner organizations including commodity groups, federal agencies, universities and environmental groups to work toward the common goal of improving soil health. Over a period of at least 10 years, the SHP will identify, test and measure farm management practices that improve soil health while benefiting farmers and the environment. Elyssa McFarland is the Soil Health Partnership Field Manager for Iowa. Raised on a grain and livestock farm east of Columbus Junction, Iowa, she attended Iowa State University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy and spent summers as an intern with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Elyssa recently completed a dual Master's degree in Agronomy and Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

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