2016 Eco-Ag U ─ Experience-Based Agronomy
1 day, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 ─ open to All-Access and Conference-Plus registrants
Badge pickup at 8 a.m. Class begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.
Making an ecological farming system consistently produce in varying field and weather conditions demands a skillset – and tricks of the trade – of an experience advisor. In the practical session farmer/consultant Glen Rabenberg will teach how to integrate the key tools available to eco-farmers – mineral balancing, foliar feeding, biological, energetic, and more – to build a program that works for your farm.
This course will take you beyond the classroom and into the real world where you will learn the rest of the story. Based on years of experience-based and traditional agronomy, this course will focus on the interrelationships that allow the soil, plant, animal, and human systems to co-exist.
Course topics include:
• What is balanced soil and how to obtain it?
• How to build nutrient-dense, high-quality, high-profit crops with simple tools and sound advice.
• How to grow and identify high quality food better than your neighbor.
• How to decrease your inputs and increase your profitability.
The course will not be taught from a textbook, but from boots in the dirt experience taking you into the field and out of the classroom.