Soil Health Workshop sponsored by Ontario & Yates Co SWCD & Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Jim Hershey
" Managing For Healthier Soils and Cleaner Water"
Jim will discuss the impact of no-till and cover crops on soil health, soil nutrients, weed and pest suppression and crop yields. 

Dr. Eric Young, USDA Agriculture Research Service
Eric will discuss water quality in tile-drained fields and implications for soil health.

Karl Czymmek: Cornell PRODAIRY
"Soil Resilience: Back to the Basics"
Karl will review soil features, types of soil organic matter and the important role of soil conservation to maintain soil productivity. He will discuss practical results from a long term manure and compost project.

Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain
Klaas will discuss his soil health practices and how he manages cover crops and pests in an organic system. 

Jaime Cummings, NYS IPM Field Crops and Livestock Coordinator "Pests and Diseases in Corn and Soybean: Management in No-Till Systems"

Max Heitner and Zack Odell, Finger Lakes Land Trust
What you need to know about protecting your farm with a conservation easement

1.5 DEC Pesticide Applicator Credits and 4.5 CCA CEUs

To register: Soil Health Workshop Flyer (PDF; 576KB)


$20.00 per person with pre-registration (lunch included) or $25.00 per person for walk-ins (cash only)


King's Catering
4031 State Route 5&20
Canandaigua, NY 14424