Photo of the Month, by D. Jans
Dr. Andy Hammermeister collects soil samples and reviews a soil test report. Spring is an ideal time to collect soil samples before planting. Soil sampling and testing is an important tool for organic farmers: it allows for monitoring of soil organic matter, pH and soil fertility, and
is important for adjusting nutrient amendments to meet a crop's needs.
Announcing the Canadian Organic Science Conference!
Join us in snow-sparkled Winnipeg, Manitoba from February 21-23, 2012. Mark your calendars now, download the poster, visit oacc.info/cosc and stay tuned for more information.
In this issue:
Editor's Note: Organic practitioners may find the information presented in the Newspaper Articles and Extension Information sections to be the most easily accessible and applicable.
Looking for funding? In support of making funds for farmers more accessible, ACORN and other farm-related organizations are collaborating to contribute to a free, easy-to-navigate website called farmgrants.wikispaces.com. The farm grants wiki-site is designed to help farmers access various funding resources and programs.