September 12, 2018
These afternoon workshops and field labs we will explore soils using handheld magnifiers and digital tools. Through hands-on steps, you will gain practical knowledge to examine your soil biota, guage economic retruns and improve your operation. Get into the soil pit and fields with Jimmy Emmons and other regional experts to put your new knowledge to use.
Registration $50 online or onsite
LOCATION: Heineman Farm, 57116 849 Rd., Winside, NE 68790
12:30 - 1:00 PM Registration and Check-in
1:00 - 2:15 PM -Field Lab, Soil Pit and Grazing Demo
Station 1: Soil Pit with Candy Thomas - Underground Rhizosphere: Lets look at the roots, nutrients, and carbon in the soil pit
Station 2: Paul Jasa - Let’s Investigate the Above Ground for Nutrient Enhancement to Increase Returns
Station 3: Jimmy Emmons - Land, Livestock and Plant Interactions:Soil and Economic Benefits of Mob Grazing
2:30 - 4:30 PM Workshop in the shop
Jimmy Emmons - The System to Build Carbon & Revenue
Jimmy Emmons and Candy Thomas, NRCS - Soils Labs
Jimmy Emmons - Walk-n-talk of multi-species garden and covercrop plots.