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Nebraska Extension Crop Management Training – Soil Health Clinic

Date: Time: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center (ENREC) Room: August N. Christenson Research and Education Building
1071 County Road G
Ithaca NE 68033
Contact: Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator, (402) 624-8030,
Nebraska Extension’s Midwest Soil Health Clinic on Aug. 22 provides a hands-on experience to learn more about the components of soil health.

According to Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator, this outdoor training experience will be of value to home and acreage owners, farm operators and industry consultants. Glewen says, “One of our objectives of this training is to communicate with participants the dynamics of the soil which includes physical, chemical and biological properties. Hopefully this information will aid urban and rural stewards of the soil to implement practices to improve soil health.”

Healthy plants start with healthy soil. This clinic provides hands-on learning for those who work with crops, turf, gardens and more.

Topics to be addressed include: management considerations to improve soil health; measuring bulk density, porosity and infiltration and the impact on soil health; physical soil properties – the foundation for soil health; cover crops for improving soil health; what is soil biology – active carbon test; soil characteristics, productivity and landscape position; and chemical soil properties.

6.5 total CCA credits have been applied for an pending (6.5 - Soil & Water Mgt.)

In addition to the hands-on experience, attendees will receive a resource notebook for future reference. Trainers include UNL faculty and resource personnel from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

For more details and registration information, download the flyer at:

Or contact the Nebraska Extension CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call (800) 529-8030, fax (402) 624-8010, e-mail or visit the Web at

Nebraska Extension is providing in-field training opportunities during the Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic including Aug. 22 - Soil Health Clinic; Aug. 27 - Midwest Soybean Production Clinic; and Aug. 28 - Midwest Corn Production Clinic.

The clinics offer the following:
- Hands-on, in-field training with CCA credits.
- Learn from the unbiased expertise of university and industry agricultural specialists.
- Up-to-date, current, research-based information is presented.
- One-on-one attention, actual on-site plot demonstrations, and beneficial interaction with other participants. The small manageable groups promote interaction between presenters and participants.
- The training sessions consistently receive excellent reviews.
- Last year, participants estimated the value of the knowledge gained and/or anticipated practice changes as an increase of $9.16 per acre.
- Held at a site specifically developed for the training at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, Nebraska. (A short drive - 50 minutes from Eppley Airfield-Omaha or 35 minutes from the Lincoln Airport)
- Money back guarantee if not completely satisfied with the training.

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