Round-table discussion: Harnessing Soil Biology in Agriculture
Please join us on Tuesday, October 4 for a round-table discussion with Nuffield Farming Scholar, 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 530-752-5208