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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Webinar: Basic Soil Health and Soil Testing (8/12)


Another invaluable Webinar by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project. (Learn more about soils by also attending the upcoming New Farmer Workshop - Building Soils: Soil Testing, Composting and Amendments on Wednesday, July 28 from 5 - 7pm at Dutchess Farm in Poultney.  Details on this workshop here.) Webinar Details:  August 12, 7 pm  Basic Soil Health and Soil Testing, with Dr. Heather Darby,  UVM Extension Agronomist and Soil Specialist -- Healthy soils are the cornerstone of a productive and sustainable farm.  Join Dr. Heather Darby,  UVM Extension Agronomist and Soil Specialist, to learn the art of  managing soils to promote crop productivity while protecting the environment.  She will discuss how to maintain or build healthy soils  and soil testing for nutrients and overall health. Heather has a diverse outreach and applied research program including work on specialty grains, oilseed crops, forage, and soil health and nutrient management. Heather also operates a diversified farm in Alburgh, VT.

Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through. To participate, please go to http://tinyurl.com/UVMEXT-SoilsWebinar at about 6:45 pm Eastern time on August 12, 2010.  For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389x203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Mary Peabody know by August 5 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free  in Vt.) or mary.peabody@uvm.edu so we may assist you.