Round-table discussion: Harnessing Soil Biology in Agriculture

by Aubrey White — last modified Sep 30, 2011 09:48 AM

Please join us on Tuesday, October 4 for a round-table discussion with Nuffield Farming Scholar, Michael Inwood. 


Michael Inwood

Nuffield Farming Scholar

Sheep and rangeland farmer, Toulon

When: 2-3pm, Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Where: 140 Robbins Hall, UC Davis

Free and open to the public

 

Michael Inwood is a third generation sheep and wool producer from Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.  The Inwood family run up to 10,000 superfine wool, merino sheep on their farm "Toulon."  Michael has been awarded a prestigious 2011 Nuffield Scholarship to study regenerative and sustainable agriculture with a focus on soil inputs.  He is specifically interested in how soil biology can improve the efficiency of nutrient utilization and what inputs are needed to assist the process.  He is conducting a farm-level farming systems project in Australia, "Toulon- Engaging Nature" with a focus on future sustainability and includes work on solar powered farm vehicles for sowing crops (www.engagingnature.com).  This project aims to engage nature to solve many pressing environmental, farm management and community concerns.  

For more information please contact:

Emma Torbert |  eetorbert@ucdavis.edu  |  530-752-5208

 
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