Sunshine farmers conference to focus on soil health

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Attendees at the 2015 Sunshine Farmers Conference March 3 and 4 at Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania will learn how natural systems work in order to farm in a way that benefits the environment and their customers.

Conference speakers will include keynote speaker Gail Fuller, a farmer from Emporia, Kansas; Greg Judy, a grazer from Clark, Missouri; Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, an insect ecologist and lead research entomologist at the USDA-ARS laboratory in Brookings, South Dakota; Scott Odle, president of Spectrum Non-GMO Seed, Linden, Indiana; Dr. Wendy Taheri, a microbial researcher specializing in arbiscular mychorriazal fungi; Dave Brandt, a cover crop expert and farmer from Carroll, Ohio; and Dr. Kristine Nichols, a microbiologist specializing in glomalin currently serving at Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

General admission is $100 for one day and $200 for two days. Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance members’ cost is $75 for one day and $150 for two days.

Cost of membership is $25.

For more information, contact Debbie Chappell at the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance office at 717-635-2320 or dchappell@versantstrategies.net or visit www.panotill.org.

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