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Building Healthy Soils

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Building Healthy Soils Workshop is a core component of the Growing Growers training program. Practical knowledge of soil management is critical for farm sustainability. Presentations will cover basic soil science and farming practices that benefit soil biology, structure, and fertility. Speakers include seasoned producers with extensive experience in cover cropping, nutrient management, minimum tillage, and crop rotation. After some time in the classroom, we’ll get out into the field to see on-farm soil health firsthand. Both new and experienced specialty crop producers are encouraged to attend.

8:30 – Registration/coffee

9:00-9:30 – Intro to soil/soil testing
w/ Mark Gawron, Cultivate KC

9:30-10:30 – Tying it together with cover crops
w/ Paul Conway, Conway Produce

10:40-11:30 – Establishing and maintaining your soil microbiome
w/ Dan Krull, Cultivate KC

11:30 – Lunch catered by the Sundry

12:30-1:30 – Farm tour – Westport Commons Farm
w/ Dan Krull, Farm Manager

2:00-3:00 – Farm tour – Woodland City Farm
w/ Neil Rudisill, Farmer-Owner

Cultivate KC
300 E. 39th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64109


April 6, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm