108-4 Making Research Available to Build Healthy Soils - an Ohio Initiative.
Monday, October 23, 2017: 2:20 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 7
Healthy Soil Healthy Environment is a new Ohio State University Extension signature program that will create a soil health education and outreach network comprised of Ohio State researchers and OSU Extension faculty and educators. The program’s long-term goal is to help improve Ohio’s soil health and environment by educating farmers, youth and the general public. The OSU Extension Healthy Soil Healthy Environment signature program is intended to bridge this knowledge gap by providing tools and curricula related to soil health, and its assessment and management in different agricultural settings. The signature program team will develop factsheets and other educational materials for continued education on soil health. The team will conduct trainings, workshops and field days focused on practical ways of sustainable soil management. The team is also developing curriculum that could be incorporated into statewide 4-H and other youth education programs such as the Junior Master Gardener Volunteer program.