First-ever Massachusetts Soil Conference

 

Know the Soil, Know the Land

Now accepting registrations payable by check and credit card. To Register click here http://knowthesoilknowtheland.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139067766

Thursday, September 17, 2015

 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Heifer Farm, Rutland, Massachusetts

 

Understanding soils is critical to conservation and land use planning that supports sustainable agriculture, forestry and greener urban, suburban and rural communities. If you know your soils, you know and can better manage your land.

 

This one-day conference will focus on soil information resources available through the USDA Soil Survey. We’ll provide updates on recent changes to the data and help you understand how to use it. The day will include classroom workshops and field demonstrations.

 

Who should attend? Natural resource management and environmental protection professionals; agricultural commission and conservation commission members; farmers and other land owners and managers will all benefit from this worthwhile event!

 

This training has been approved for up to seven training contact hours (TCH) for Soil Evaluator (SE) renewal under the Massachusetts Title 5 program.

This training has been approved for up to 5.5 credits, category 1, for purposes of MA. Forester Licensing.

A certificate of completion will be provided to all participants.

 

5.5 credits, category I, for purposes of MA forester licensing. 

Sponsored by: the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Massachusetts Association of Conservation Districts and the Worcester County Conservation District.

 

Click here to view and print a DRAFT AGENDA which is subject to change.

 

Or contact:

Lisa Trotto, Worcester County Conservation District

508-829-0168 ext. 5

Lisa.Trotto@ma.usda.gov

 

http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/