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Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop helps protect the soil

Head shot of Pipa Elias, keynote speaker for event.
Pipa Elias, soil health strategy manager for the Nature Conservancy, shares the keynote address at the Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop
Hands holding a clump of soil with white fibers.
Northwest farmers and agricultural professionals can learn how to develop healthy soils at the upcoming Pendleton workshop (Photo courtesy Leslie Michel).

Growers and agricultural professionals in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho can learn the latest in soil health practices from experts at the Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop, March 12 to 14 in Pendleton, Ore.

Co-hosted by Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR), the workshop shares training on soil health practices, new technologies, on-farm challenges, the current state of the science, and next steps.

Experts from WSU, Oregon State University, the University of Idaho, the National Integrated Drought Information System, USDA’s Northwest Climate Hub, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, regional conservation districts, and several other partner agencies will lead seminars and share soil innovation updates. Keynote presenter Pipa Elias, soil health strategy manager for the Nature Conservancy, will give a keynote address, “Taking Action on Soil Health.”

The three-day workshop also includes hands-on workshops, panels, a field tour, a poster session, a trade show, and more.

The Healthy Soils, Health Region Workshop will be held at the Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton, OR. Admission is $90, $130 after Jan. 30.

Learn more and find registration information here.

WSU students interested in volunteering at the event for a reduced registration fee may contact Brooke Saari (brooke.saari@wsu.edu) for information.

 

 

Media Contacts

Karen Hills, Research Associate Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources,