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Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Field Days Set for July, August

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Field Days Set for July, August

Four Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton field days organized by the Soil Health Institute to help increase awareness of soil health on U.S. cotton farms are being conducted in July and August in the Southeast and Mid-South.

Each event includes demonstrations and discussions of soil health practices for building drought resilience, enhancing nutrient availability, reducing erosion, and designing a soil health management system to meet consumer demand for sustainable cotton. Discussions will be led by farmers who are successfully employing soil health systems, along with extension and USDA-NRCS specialists, and the lead trainer of the Soil Health Institute.

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All cotton producers are invited to participate. Lunch will be provided.

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton is a project of the Soil Health Institute designed to increase adoption of soil health management systems. It is supported through the generosity of the Wrangler brand, the VF Corporation Foundation and the Walmart Foundation.

Four field days are scheduled:

Georgia Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton – Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  • Sunshine Place Farms, 213 Byne Sunshine Rd., Millen, GA 30442
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Farmer Mentor – Burton Heatwole
  • Extension and Soil Health Specialists – Peyton Sapp, Dr. Jason Schmidt and Dr. Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia; David Lamm, Soil Health Institute
  • To register, please call Peyton Sapp (706-554-2119) by July 19, 2019

Arkansas Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton – Thursday, July 25, 2019

  • Brinkley Convention Center, 1501 Weatherby Dr., Brinkley, AR 72021
  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Farmer Mentors – Adam Chappell, Robby Bevis
  • Extension and Soil Health Specialists – Dr. Bill Robertson, Matt Fryer and Dr. Trent Roberts, University of Arkansas; David Lamm, Soil Health Institute
  • To register, please call Debbie Moreland (501-425-2891) by July 19, 2019

North Carolina/Virginia Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton – Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • Halifax County Agriculture Center, 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, NC 27839
  • 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Farmer Mentor – Zeb Winslow
  • Extension and Soil Health Specialists – Nathan Lowder, USDA-NRCS; Will Mann, Fishing Creek Soil and Water Conservation District; David Lamm, Soil Health Institute
  • To register, please call Will Mann (252-583-3481 Ext 3) by August 13, 2019

Carolinas Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton – Thursday, August 22, 2019

  • Southeastern Agriculture Center, 1027 US-74 ALT, Lumberton, NC 28358
  • 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Farmer Mentor – Sonny Price
  • Extension and Soil Health Specialists – Nathan Lowder, USDA-NRCS; Dr. Buz Kloot, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health; David Lamm, Soil Health Institute
  • To register, please call Lucas Baxley (910-739-5478) by July 16, 2019

Based on information provided by the Soil Health Institute