Randolph Center, VT
Soils in a Day is designed to help farmers, gardeners, and landowners understand the science and importance of soil function. Participants will learn how to best manage soils for long-term health and optimum production. Vermont Tech instructors will teach about soil’s physical, chemical and biological properties; management and enhancement of soil organic matter. Soil testing and nutrient management will also be covered. Topics covered throughout this day course will include: plant nutrients, soil physical properties, soil chemical properties, soil sampling and testing and fertilizers/amendments. This course would benefit anyone growing crops or managing farm or forest land.
This course is offered through the Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems and will be taught by Sosten Lungu, a certified nutrient management specialist and instructor of agronomy at Vermont Tech. The Institute exists to supoort students, farmers and agricultural specialists with educational opportunities related to animals, plants, soils, food systems, sustainability, mechanical systems, and agriculture business management. These programs teach practical, hands-on techniques in diversified agriculture ranging from vegetable, fruit and berry production to dairy herd management to technical skills such as meat-cutting and welding. Vermont Tech is continually expanding the trainings being offered to meet agricultural workforce needs around the state.