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Soil Health Workshop for Livestock and Crop Farmers
27 Oct
Soil Health Workshop for Livestock and Crop Farmers
Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 9am - 4pm
Place: Otter Creek Farm
Address: 189 Otter Creek Rd, Johnsonville, NY 12094

A workshop for any farmer looking for tools and information to improve soil health, reduce input costs, and increase profitability.

Join the Agricultural Stewardship Association for a day-long workshop with Dr. Allen Williams of Understanding Ag. Dr. Williams and his colleagues have been leaders in working with farmers and ranchers across the U.S. and around the world to increase their understanding of soil health practices and how they can make any farming operation more successful.

Cost for the full day including lunch is $60/person.  Registration is required. Call Janet Britt at the ASA office to apply for a limited number of full scholarships funded by a mini-grant from New York State Soil Health, or for help with registration.



8:30-9:00 a.m.  Welcome coffee and donuts

9:00-10:30        Overview of soil health principles

10:30-12:30      Out to the fields and pastures for practical demonstrations

12:30-2:00        Lunch and discussion

2:00-4:00          In the field observation and discussion


The program will cover the following information

How to effectively implement the 6-3-4TM.  The Six Principles of Soil Health & Three Rules of Adaptive Stewardship to optimize the Four Ecosystem Processes

  • Understanding your farm’s context
  • Taking advantage of the Four Ecosystem Processes – Free to us every day
  • How to introduce planned, purposeful disruptions to continue progress
  • Enhancing net profitability through the 6-3-4TM
  • Why are some successful at building soil health and others are not? 


  • What is epigenetics and why does it matter?
  • How to make sure you are facilitating positive epigenetics

 Emerging opportunities

  • What are they & why pay attention?
  • How to best participate
  • How to prepare for your future

 Soil Testing

  • Standard Soil Testing vs Enhanced Soil Testing
    • What is a standard soil test and what is missing?
    • Understanding the Interaction between soil chemical, physical, and biological characteristics.
    • How much money could be saved?
    • How does enhanced soil testing alter our decision-making?

Scholarships funded by New York Soil Health

Event Sponsors

The Fort Miller Group
Odd Duck Farm

Capital Tractor
Currin Compliance Services, Inc.

Harris-Pero Law Firm, PLLC - Estate, Elder and Business Law
Kelly & Sellar Ryan, PLLC Attorneys at Law
Lutz, Selig & Zeronda CPA's, LLP
Maidstone Wealth Management, LLC
Owl Pen Books

Archdale Agricultural Products, LLC
Bold Strokes Books, Inc.
Caffry & Flower, Attorneys at Law
Cambridge Village Market
Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company
TCT Federal Credit Union
Farm Credit East, ACA

C.T. Male Associates, PC
Maple Abstract & Realty Corporation
Preble Realty LLC

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