Water quality is one of the most talked about subjects of 2016, but so is soil health. AAI staffer Shawn Richmond, Environmental Technology Director, traveled to Bremer County Thursday, May 19, to participate in the Soil Health Partnership Field Day Open House. The open house attracted around 60 local farmers and landowners.Richmond presented information on the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC), current environmental initiatives, and answered questions from participants on water quality. Other presenters included Soil Health Partnership farmer Mark Mueller. Muller hosted the open house at his field demonstration site in Bremer County, near Waverly. NRCS Agronomist, Neil Sass, showed off soil pits at the demonstration site. Showing attendees to the benefits of cover crops, examined soil properties, explained soil/root health, and other soil features.
For more information on the Soil Health Partnership please visit: http://soilhealthpartnership.org/