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Soil Health & Cotton Sustainability Field Days on Horizon in Arkansas

Cotton growers in Arkansas and across the northern Mid-South will have two opportunities to learn more about soil health and cotton sustainability coming in May and June.

The first opportunity is offered May 25th by the Arkansas Soil Health Alliance along with the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. The second opportunity will take place June 22nd at the Judd Hill Foundation and will focus generally on various facets of sustainable cotton production.

This May 25th program will offer a Soil Health Field Day and Training session, which will take place on the Adam Chappell Farm in Cotton Plant, AR. The program begins at 9:45 am CDT and goes until 2:30 pm, with lunch provided.

The June 22nd program will offer a field tour and information on documenting sustainablility practices and their importance for marketing U.S. cotton. It will take place at the Judd Hill Foundation Farm in Poinsett County, AR, with field tours beginning at 9:00am (29020 Arkansas Highway 214, five miles south of Trumann, AR). This program will be presented by representatives of the Soil Health Institute, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, and Staplcotn. Lunch will be provided to attendees.

In Addition, attendees can receive 4 CEU credits for soil and water management.

Additional information about the programs is available from Mike Daniels (, Bill Robertson ( or Debbie Moreland (

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