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COALITION WORKSHOP: Fertility for Vegetables

November 4, 2011 @ 2:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Feed the soil, not the crop! Allen Philo and Tim Williams from Midwestern Bio-Ag will be presenting a workshop about building a farm fertility program specifically for vegetables.  The workshop will range from basic soil science and how to balance your soils for better crops to fertilization and plant monitoring during the growing season.  Come learn about soil stewardship for growing vegetables and how proper plant nutrition can help reduce disease and insect problems on your farm.

The workshop will take place at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station on Friday, November 4th from 2-5pm. You must currently have a working commercial vegetable farm.

A limited number of participants will be eligible for personalized consultation with Midwestern Bio-Ag to develop a soil fertility plan. To be eligible, you must attend the workshop. Consultations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

While our workshops are free and open to the grower community, we require an RSVP since we have limited space available for the workshop. RSVP to dennis@macsac.org or call 608-226-0300.

Allen Philo is an organic farmer and a consultant specializing in vegetable production.  He is presently the Field Operations Manager at Gardens of Eagan, a large organic vegetable farm south of the Twin Cities.  Allen’s areas of expertise are in crop rotations, cover cropping, soil fertility and plant nutrition.

Tim Williams has been a staff consultant for MBA for over 7 years. He enjoys learning about the complexity and necessity of healthy soil systems, sharing this information with clients and helping his clients take their agricultural experience to the next level. Healthy soils truly lead to healthy plants, healthy animals, and healthy people. Before working for Midwestern Bio-Ag, he spent 3 years in Penang, Malaysia and 2 years in Quito, Ecuador working at international schools.

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Date:
November 4, 2011
Time:
2:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Venue

West Madison Research Station
8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, WI 53593 United States

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