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2020 Webinars

To view a comprehensive list of WSU Farmers Network Webinar Productions please visit our Extension Education Videos Page.

February

Cost:          FREE

Host:          WSU Farmers Network

Presenter:  Dr. Haiying Tao


Webinar Topics:

  • Types of soil organic matter
  • Why is CEC important in soil health and crop nutrients availability
  • Improve soil organic matter for improving CEC

 

March

The webinar format used in this series is an interactive interview type. The host will ask a few questions to the presenters at the beginning of the webinar.  The questions come from previous Soil Health Workshops.  The audience is given opportunity to ask follow-up questions to the presenter. 

Cost:          FREE

Host:          WSU Farmers Network

Presenter:  Dr. Clain Jones:   Professor in Soil Fertility, Montana State University. Dr. Jones has many years of experience in liming and soil acidity management.


Webinar Topics:

  • What are the expected results from lime applications? How long the soil and plant can benefit from one-time lime application?
  • All of us understand pH and acidity is important but so is making ends meet and making money. Do you have ideas for practical way of liming that going to show both agronomic benefits and economic benefits?
  • Is lime by zones necessary? How to make the zone maps?

This Webinar is Available to Watch for Free Online

 

Cost:          FREE

Host:          WSU Farmers Network

Presenter:  Jeremy Bunch, Director of Research & Development at Shepherds Grain


Webinar Topics:

  • Why does diversifying crops beneficial? Focusing on soil health and diversifying economical risks.  
  • What are choices for rotational crops that we tried and worked?
  • Does grain nutrition value change when we change management practices such as tillage and crop rotation?
  • Is there a possibility that we add grain nutritional value into a marketing strategy?

 

Cost: FREE

Host: WSU Farmers Network

Presenter(s):   Dr. Xinming Chen,  Plant Pathologist USDA-ARS and Adjunct Professor at WSU.


Webinar Topics:


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Cost:          FREE - Watch Online Now!

Host:          WSU Farmers Network

Presenter:  Sheryl Hagen-Zakarison, Farmer


Webinar Topics:

  • Cover crop mixes tried
  • Soil health benefit of growing cover crops
  • Costs and does it pay?

Cost:          FREE

Host:          WSU Farmers Network

Presenter:  Dr. Haiying Tao


Webinar Topics:

  • Types of soil organic matter
  • Why is CEC important in soil health and crop nutrients availability
  • Improve soil organic matter for improving CEC

 

April

Due to Covid-19, this webinar series was cancelled. 

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July

Livestock Mortality Composting

July 21, 12:00-12:50PM

USDA NIFA

This work was supported USDA NIFA Hatch funds (accession no. 1014754).


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Description of the presentation:

If you have livestock, at some time you will have dead livestock. Composting is an effective option for livestock mortality disposal and nutrient recovery on most operations. This webinar will show you how to prepare for mortality composting, how to start it off right and manage the process, and how to stay within regulations. 

 

Presenters:

Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Rachel Wieme, Rick Finch

Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs is a soil scientist and professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at WSU. She teaches courses on sustainable soil management and organic agriculture. Her research includes carbon footprints of agriculture, nitrogen fixation, compost teas, crop-livestock integration, and other aspects of bio-intensive agriculture.

 

Dr. Rachel Wieme is a soil scientist and postdoctoral research associate at WSU. Her research is focused on sustainable agriculture, particularly on measuring and promoting soil health. She completed her PhD at WSU studying organic crop rotations with quinoa for eastern Washington, along with an interdisciplinary fellowship on improving communication of scientific research for public policy. 

 

Rick Finch manages solid waste streams at WSU-Pullman, including the campus composting facility. There, Rick has been in charge of composting livestock from WSU farms for 14 years.

“The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.”

-John F. Kennedy

Address

WSU Farmers Network

Washington State University
Johnson Hall RM. 171
Pullman, Wa. 99163

Keith Curran   
 (509) 288-2324

Dr. Haiying Tao
(509) 335-4389

“You know, farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower