Value of Soil Health, The


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Workshop Session: Friday I

We are constantly hearing that soils are valuable to our organic farming operations. But, what does this really mean? Learn about the services that a healthy soil can provide to your farm, different ways that soil health is measured, and how the value of soil can be assessed. We will then have some fun by playing an interactive game to determine the value that soils have to you.

Julie Grossman is with the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science and coordinates the university’s organic program. Her research, teaching, and outreach explores management of plant-soil-microbe relationships to enhance soil fertility in organic systems.
Hikaru Peterson is a professor of food marketing and consumer economics at University of Minnesota.