Soil Health School

The 2017 Soil Health School was held September 5-7 at the Aberdeen Best Western Ramkota motel. Field exercises were held at Dennis Hoyle’s farm near Ipswich.

We are currently in the process of planning for the 2018 school at Kurt and Kathy Stiefvater near Salem.

2017 Soil Health School

Don Nickelson and Jay Fuhrer look at the microbial activity in the soil.

Al Miron presents on the effects of grazing cover crops

Tightey Whitey demonstration. Exhibit was buried 3 weeks before in the cover crop field. Field had been no-till for 7 years.

Participants discuss how to allocate enough area for the cattle to graze to meet their given objective.

Microbial diversity in soil

Slake test! How is your soil aggregate stability?