Through our Soil Health Benchmark Study, we’re discovering common soil health problems farmers are facing. These soil health issues are happening for a variety of reasons that might include effects from severe weather, unintended consequences from production methods, or simply not having a practical way to implement effective soil-building strategies.
During this webinar, we’ll review several common soil health challenges and explore how farmers are working to fix them. We’ll also explain how you can contribute to the Soil Health Benchmark Study as a community scientist and connect with a peer-community of farmers advancing the art and science of sustainable farming.
Our landmark Soil Health Benchmark Study is the most diverse farmer-led soil science project in the nation. Currently, nearly 100 vegetables, row crops, and grazing farms are contributing to the project.
Franklin Egan, Education Director, PASA: Franklin leads PASA’s research and education teams who work to foster a farmer-to-farmer learning network, facilitate registered apprenticeship programs for vegetable farmers and dairy graziers, and coordinate on-farm research on topics that include soil health, financial viability, and water quality. Franklin holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Penn State University and has worked on vegetable and dairy farms in New York and Wisconsin.
We’re a Pennsylvania-based sustainable agriculture association founded in 1992. We work to build a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system through education and research that directly supports farmers.
We coordinate year-round workshops and events, administer formal farming apprenticeships, and facilitate research that empowers farmers with data they value. We also work to foster productive connections between farmers, community members, local businesses, policymakers, and other stakeholders.
- This is a FREE event.