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New Initiatives for “Healthy Soils”

Posted on Dec 21st, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

New Initiatives for “Healthy Soils”

December 19, 2018 - The Ontario Soil Network (OSN) is seeking farmers from across Ontario to participate in a program to improve agricultural soil.

There was a pilot project last year and now the Rural Ontario Institute will run the province-wide program.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is putting in $202,000 and has support from several agricultural organizations.

Both federal and Ontario agriculture ministers praised the program’s objectives. 

The Ontario Soil Network is designed for farmers who are innovating, using cover crops, reducing tillage, or using amendments and cattle to improve the soil.

The OSN connects these innovators in small groups to learn from each other.

Participants are also challenged and supported to be better leaders and communicators about agriculture and soil health.

The 2019 leadership challenge, open to 40 farmers, will begin with a workshop on January 17-18, 2019, in Kingston, but there is little time left to register.

For More Information: http://www.ontariofarmer.com/sitepages/?aid=13319&cn=Quicklinks&an=New%20initiatives%20for%20%93healthy%20soils%94​

“New Initiatives for ‘Healthy Soils’ .” Ontario Farmer, 19 Dec. 2018, www.ontariofarmer.com/sitepages/?aid=13319&cn=Quicklinks&an=New%2Binitiatives%2Bfor%2B%93healthy%2Bsoils%94.