Join Us for a Soil Health Conversation at Empire Farm Days

ryan maher at freeville field day 2019 stands in front of group

Ryan Maher, reduced tillage project specialist, discusses soil health at the Cornell Small Farms Program’s research plots in Freeville, NY.
Kacey Deamer / Cornell Small Farms Program

Join us at Empire Farm Days from Aug. 6-8 in Seneca Falls, New York for educational events and conversations focused around soil health in the Northeast. 

Building soil health is imperative for a farm’s resilience in the face of drought and extreme weather events, erosion, water, and fertility management, as well as ecological and economic sustainability for growers. 

Soil health talks will be led by Ryan Maher, extension specialist from our very own Small Farms Program, and Harold Van Es, notable professor of Soil and Water Management at Cornell University. 

Additionally, the New York Soil Health Trailer will be at Empire Farm Days conducting demonstrations of soil health and compaction in northeastern pastures led by extension specialist Fay Benson and Cornell Cooperative Extension associate Joseph Amsili.

Learn more about Empire Farm Days on their website.

Nina Sannes

Nina worked as a student intern for the Small Farms Program in 2019. She is a 5th year undergraduate student pursuing an independent major in agroecology in an effort to gain a nuanced view of the social and scientific sides of agriculture. She hopes to work to aid small farmers in adopting agroecological growing practices.
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