Thursday, September 27, 2018

PASA: Free Soil Health Clinic: Field Sampling & Assessment Techniques Oct. 3 In Juniata County

The PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture will host a free Soil Health Clinic: Field Sampling and Assessment Techniques on October 3 in Mifflintown, Juniata County.
This Clinic will show you how to collect precise soil samples that accurately represent your fields and how to submit those samples for testing through the Cornell Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health (CASH).
CASH provides you with a soil analysis that goes beyond its nutrients—it also assesses your soil’s biological and physical components, such as microbial activity and aggregate stability.
In addition, there will be demonstrations of other fun, hands-on assessments you can conduct on your farm to further explore the health of your soil ecosystem. These will include a ring infiltration test, percent-cover measurements, earthworm counts, and a decomposition index using red and green tea bags.
This event is designed for farmers who have participated in our Soil Health Benchmark Study in 2017 and are planning to contribute data again this fall. However, any other current farmers interested in soil health are welcome to attend!
The facilitator for this event will be Dr. Franklin Egan, PASA Education Director.
The Clinic will be held at the Village Acres Farm and Foodshed, 229 Cuba Mills Road in Mifflintown from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Click Here to register or for more information.  Questions should be directed to Franklin Egan, by sending email to: or  call 814-349-9856 x707.
Save The Date!
The 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held in Lancaster February 6-9.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other education opportunities, visit the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture website.  Click Here to sign up for their newsletter (bottom of page).  Click Here to join them.

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