Composting on Your Farm; Nutrient Cycling for Fun & Profit

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For economic and environmental reasons, it makes sense for farmers and rural land managers to more efficiently utilize nutrient cycling on the farm. Goals should include a reduction in long-distance nutrient flows, as well as promoting “true” on-farm cycling, in which nutrients return in the form of crop residue or manure to the fields from which they came. Join the Whatcom Conservation District and a panel of experts and local landowners to discuss a number of strategies to help farmers reach the goal of better nutrient cycling:

  • Reduce unintended losses.
  • Enhance nutrient uptake efficiency.
  • Tap local nutrient sources.
  • Promote consumption of locally produced foods.
  • Reduce exports of nutrients in farm products.
  • Bring animal densities in line with the land base of the farm.
  • Develop local partnerships to balance flows among different types of farms.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm