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Longer-term, diversified cropping systems can provide benefits to improve soil and water quality while maintaining farm profits. Photo courtesy of Mary Barbercheck
7th Sustainable Cropping Systems Symposium
February 23, 2017
Save the date for the 7th Annual Sustainable Cropping Systems Symposium scheduled for March 31, 2017. The theme of this year's symposium is "Sustainable Cropping Systems for Water Quality." Dr. Andrew Sharpley is the invited keynote who will kick off the symposium with his presentation "Exploring Phosphorous Paradoxes in Agriculture & Translating Science into Practice and Policy" at 12:20 pm in the Stuckeman Family Building. The rest of the symposium will follow.
Cropping Strategies for Managing Soil Health- Webinar Series
February 9, 2017
When: February 13, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where: Online Webinar The 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Webinar Series addresses topics related to soil health over three days in February. This session's topics include Impacts of Grazing Management on Soil Health, presented by Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension and No-till and Grazing Integration to Improve Soil, presented by Sjoerd Duiker, Department of Plant Science.
New Sustainable Agriculture Educator
December 5, 2016
A new Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Megan Chawner, joined Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton counties the beginning of December.