Jay Fuhrer- National Soil Health Specialist
Registration/RSVP Required ~ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th, 2016 ~ 2pm
During the Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour* at the Spruce Shadow Farm ~ 2901 East Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN. 55425 ~BRING LAWN CHAIR~ Rain or Shine~ will be at the farm!
* See more about the Spruce Shadow Farm at their web site & on the Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour tab.
THE NATURAL FIBER ALLIANCE'S 1st ANNUAL WOOL CONFERENCE & 6th Annual SHEEP/FIBER FARM TOUR emphasis is on conservation. The 1st ANNUAL WOOL CONFERENCE will provide research on the consumer driven market research which is a emerging market for wool due to environmental concerns.
We hope to connect you to an opportunity to learn about how sheep/fiber animals & their wool, fiber farms and farmers on the tour contribute positively to soil & water quality and hence the environment. How it is all connected.
CONNECTING YOU TO THE LAND, SHEEP/FIBER ANIMALS & FARMERS
*DETAILS on the 1st Annual Wool Conference Co-Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension & the 6th Annual Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour on the Conference & Tour tabs.
We are grateful to the USDA-NCRS North Dakota Office for funding Jay's travel expenses to Minneapolis for this excellent workshop.
Jay’s interests have always centered on agriculture. Jay emphasizes Soil Health as a foundation for cropping systems, grazing systems, cover crops, soil biology, pollinators, insects, wildlife, and quality of life.
In addition, Jay uses cover crops and LIVESTOCK(including sheep/fiber animals) INTEGRATION to connect the cropping and grazing systems together, raising the soil health bar even higher.
Jay is a graduate of North Dakota State University, in Agricultural Economics. He is employed by the USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service and started his career with NRCS in 1980. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Technician, District Conservationist, and is currently working in Bismarck, ND as a soil health specialist on NRCS’s National Soil Health Cadre. Jay grew up on a small grain and livestock farm.
"Minnesotans throw away 12 grocery carts full of clothing and textiles every minute," said MPCA spokeswoman Pam McCurdy. In all, "136,00 tons are thrown away each year and go into landfills."
Dee DePass Star Tribune 8.23.16
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2901 E Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55425
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