Soil conservation is a cornerstone of organic farming. How do you measure and minimize the loss of healthy soil on your farm? We will explore methods to evaluate soil erosion and condition, and how to minimize erosion. We’ll also explore financial and technical assistance available to producers to support soil health.
Ben Bowell is an organic education specialist for Oregon Tilth and works for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). He provides technical assistance, trainings, and technical resources for NRCS staff, agricultural professionals, and producers in order to better support conservation work on organic farms.