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Soil 101

Soil is the foundation of agriculture and soil health is the foundation of sustainable farming. A basic understanding of soil and soil health will help start you on the road to achieve success in your farming operation.

In this workshop you will learn about the physical and chemical properties of soils through discussions and demonstrations, and how these properties relate to sustainable agriculture through soil health practices. You will also learn how to sample soils for fertility testing and how to interpret test results.

  • Registration is free
  • Lunch is included


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Funding provided by USDA’s Office of Advocacy and Outreach

Date: May 16, 2018
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UGA's Tifton Campus
Tifton, GA

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please note:

If for any reason you can not attend please let us know as soon as possible. We have individuals on a waiting list that will be subsituted in your place.




  Free Training Opportunity

Jim Lathem, State Soil Scientist

Jim is the State Soil Scientist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Athens, Georgia. He began his 37-year career with NRCS a few months after graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. Jim has held several positions with NRCS as Project Soil Scientist, Soil Survey Project Leader, Resource Soil Scientist, and State Soil Scientist. He is the author of several USDA publications and is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist / Soil Classifier by the Soil Science Society of America. Jim’s personal interests include spending time and travelling with his wife, reading, bicycling, and serving in his church by singing in the adult choir and participating in construction mission projects.



Funded through the USDA / NIFA
Award 2016-70020-257830
Co-sponsored by the AgrAbility Project