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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!


DAY 1 - SOIL HEALTH: THE BOTTOM LINES

Day 1 will be an introduction to soil health on a new level and the bottom lines about what you need to know to answer questions such as:
- Am I getting the maximum yield from my land?
- How can I reduce my costs while increasing production?
- Is my soil healthy?
- How can I reduce pests, weeds and disease?

Join Nicole Masters for a day of classroom and field learning guaranteed to engage! The day will feature a morning classroom session followed by lunch (included) and a field component in the afternoon.

Other topics covered will include the role of microbiology, sunlight capture, the carbon cycle and how to build it, biological soil indicators, weeds as indicators, and the benefits of proper soil management.


OBJECTIVES
At the end of this workshop attendees will have:
• a deeper understanding of the role of soil microbes
• a deeper appreciation of the essential need to improve soil health for quadruple bottom lines
• More practical skills in assessing the biological health of their own soils
• More skills to asses plant health
• New skills to measure the potential value of different bio-stimulants for their situation
• More tools to assess if they are moving forwards or backwards
• Inspiration and the skills to take new actions!!

WHERE AND WHEN
May 23, 2017
9am-4pm
Claresholm Community Centre - Lodge Room, Claresholm, AB

PRICE
Day 1 Prices:
Member Admission - $65
Non-member Admission - $75
Price includes lunch, associated literature, and hands-on activities and lecture.
Foothills Forage memberships are $30 and can be purchased online at: https://www.foothillsforage.com/membership

Disclaimer: this is the same agenda as the school presented by Foothills Forage last year in Carstairs on June 24, 2016. If you attended that school, you may be interested in the Day 2 - Advanced Soils School.


DAY 2 - ADVANCED SOILS SCHOOL: MASTERS CLASS

Day 2 will require a pre-requiste of Day 1 or a previous Nicole Masters soils school. We will be digging deeper into nutrient dynamics, soil microbes, and nutrients in forage. The Masterclass will be limited to 40 attendees to allow for a higher level of hands-on interaction and to encourage discussion and questions one-on-one with Nicole Masters. This advanced class will feature a classroom and field component. More specific topics will be determined based on the interests of the group.

PRICE
Day 2 Prices:
Member Admission - $90
Non-member Admission - $100
Price includes lunch, associated literature, and hands-on activities and lecture.
Foothills Forage memberships are $30 and can be purchased online at: https://www.foothillsforage.com/membership

WHERE AND WHEN
May 24, 2017
9am-4pm
Claresholm Community Centre - Lodge Room, Claresholm, AB



REVIEWS:

- "My expectations were high and she exceeded them. Her knowledge, personality, humor, and enthusiasm were compelling. She kept the audience thoroughly engaged in the classroom and in the field. Nicole’s presentation was powerful and changed the way our clients look at soil and the role of soil in producing a healthy product at a healthy profit."
- “Nicole is a dynamic presenter – helped by audience participation made us think and realise that we have much to learn yet;”
- “Very well structured introduction to a complex concept for many;”
- “FANTASTIC – very interesting.”
- “Came away with a lot of new information. The confidence and knowledge of her delivery was first class.”


Brought to you by: Foothills Forage & Grazing Association and the M.D. of Willow Creek

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