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Integrating Livestock into Dryland Organic Crop Rotations

Join eOrganic for a webinar on integrating livestock into organic crop rotations in the dryland Pacific Northwest. The webinar will take place on October 22, 2013 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public and advance registration is required. Attendees will be able to type in questions for the speakers which will be read aloud at the end of the presentation. Register now at: http://www.extension.org/pages/69040 About the webinar This webinar will cover a variety of reasons to integrate livestock into crop rotations, and will be summarizing past research on the topic. It will be directed towards beginning growers interested in diversifying their income and crop rotations, towards educators and Extension workers, and towards a more general audience wanting to learn more about mixed crop-livestock systems. Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Washington State University. Her emphasis area is Sustainable and Organic Agriculture. Much of her work focuses on the understanding and management of beneficial soil microbial communities and processes, in the context of sustainable agroecosystem design. Jonathan Wachter is a PhD student in soil science at Washington State University. His research is focused on understanding nutrient cycling and availability in organic mixed crop-livestock systems as compared to conventionally managed wheat farms.

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