Producers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about biochar
(charred biomass) and how it can increase soil carbon and regenerate soil
while improving agricultural productivity during a free workshop.
Topics that will be covered include:
* Biochar history, physics and chemistry, soil microbial ecology and the
carbon cycle for soil remediation and regeneration, water management, trees,
organic waste stream management, livestock and no-till agriculture.
* Barriers to biochar adoption
* How to make biochar
* Biochar on the Great Plains
The workshop also will include biochar sessions in the lab and the field and
a visit to parts of the Menoken Farm operation. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Finding solutions to the problems farmers face is what inspired Harry and Etta Yetter to open a small machine shop in west central Illinois in the 1930s. Today, four generations later, Yetter continues the tradition of solving agricultural problems to meet the needs of producers all over the world.
Needham Ag understands the role of technology in making better use of limited resources within a specific environment by drawing on a wealth of global experience to overcome the challenges facing today's farmers, manufacturers and dealers.