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Soils Part 2: Soil Health, Cover Cropping, and Nutrient Management Planning

Event date/time: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm


This workshop is Part 2 of a 2-part soils workshop, but you do not need to attend Part 1 in order to attend Part 2, and vice versa. Part 1 will be held in Amherst, MA on February 26, 2019. For information about Part 1: Soil Testing & Nutrient Management Planning, click here.

Attendees of this workshop will:

  • Learn to use the online farmOS recordkeeping system
  • Develop or complete a Vermont RAPs-compliant nutrient management plan using farmOS software
  • Learn about the impact excess nutrients have on the environment
  • Work in small groups with technical service providers to interpret soil test results, calculate nutrients, and choose soil amendments
  • Hear from other farmers about their soil health strategies


  • Becky Maden, Extension Educator, University of Vermont Extension
  • Brandon Smith, NRCS National Soil Health Team Leader

Registration: Click here to register online for this event.

This workshop is free--coffee and snacks provided, but please bring money or your own lunch.

Water quality credits for Certified Small Farm Operations are available for attendees.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Becky Maden at 802-773-3349x277 by January 29 so we may assist you.

This event is co-sponsored by the Universities of Massachusetts and Vermont Extensions.

UMass Extension Vegetable Program 2019 Winter Workshop Series

This workshop is part of the UMass Extension Vegetable Program's 2019 winter workshop series. For more information on the other workshops in this series, see the links below.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019: Disease Biology & Management
Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Insect Biology & Management
Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Soils Part 1: Soil Testing & Nutrient Management Planning
Tuesday, March 5, 2019: Funding Opportunities for Your Farm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Food Safety Planning

Contact's name: 
Becky Maden
Contact's phone on day of event: 
(802) 773-3349 ext. 277

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment and UMass Extension are equal opportunity providers and employers, United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. Contact your local Extension office for information on disability accommodations. Contact the State Center Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 413-545-4800 or see