Record-keeping can be daunting for busy farms & farmers, but taking the time to keep track of what you’re doing will allow you to make informed decisions. Join this webinar to hear from farmers who keep good soil health management records – learn from their mistakes and successes and how the information collected helps them make smarter decisions for their farm.
We will focus on records associated with the Soil Health Benchmarking Study, but this session will also be relevant for those interested in applying for organic certification.
About the Speakers
Carrie Vaughn is the vegetable production manager at Clagett Farm where she has run field operations, farmworker training, and customer engagement for over 20 years. Carrie enrolled Clagett Farm in the Million Acre Challenge’s Soil Health Benchmarking Study and is gracious enough to share her hard-earned insights on how to practically and successfully approach soil health record-keeping on an active and busy farm.
Mike Krug is the co-owner and co-operator of Fullers Overlook Farm, a diversified vegetable, herb, cut flower, and pastured livestock farm located in PA. Mike enrolled Fullers Overlook Farm in PASA’s Soil Health Benchmarking Study and has the reputation for turning in really thorough records in a timely fashion so we know he’ll have great tips to share with us too!
Lisa Garfield is the Million Acre Challenge Manager for Future Harvest, a soil scientist, and former vegetable farmer. She runs the Soil Health Benchmarking Study (conducted in collaboration with PASA) and recently developed a Soil Health Management Plan soon to be shared with farmers in the Chesapeake region.