REGISTER NOW FOR FALL 2022 DIG & DEMO FIELD TRAININGS

Unique, 100% outdoor, action-oriented staff training- your hands WILL get dirty! (Scroll down for details).

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Choose from the 8 dates & locations shown below!

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Who's invited: VA agriculture and natural resources agency staff and partners (VCE, NRCS, SWCD, etc.).

What to expect:

  • Small-group & interactive- limit 30 participants per location

  • See pictures below with examples of activities you'll be doing!

  • Experience firsthand how management can modify soil properties over time.

  • Learn how to assess and compare key soil health indicators in the field.

  • Witness the power of more than a dozen interactive soil health demonstrations.

  • Gain ideas and allies to help enhance your soils-related projects & programs.

Cost: Free!

Instructors: Chris Lawrence & Team of VA NRCS and VA Tech partners.

Continuing Education Credits: 

VA NRCS Conservation Planner: 4.0

VA DCR Conservation Planner: 4.0

VA DCR Nutrient Management Planner: 4.0

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA): 4.5 (Soil & Water category)

Participants will receive details & directions via email within a week of registering.

Contact Chris Lawrence (chris.lawrence@usda.gov, 804-356-0610) or Mary Sketch Bryant (msketch2@vt.edu, 919-402-7241) with any questions. 

Space is limited- REGISTER TODAY!

Fall 2022 Dig & Demo trainings made possible by these partners:

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These trainings are part of a larger series of in-person and virtual trainings for agricultural service providers and professionals on the principles and priorities of soil health. Resources and trainings will provide peer-to-peer soil health education through a combination of in-person/on-farm events and networking opportunities and virtual/online educational materials. Funding for this project is provided by Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) as part of their Professional Development Programming Grant Program.