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An Introduction to Building Soil Health: A Farmers Perspective

Someone holding healthy looking soil in their cupped hands
Photo Credit: Gabriel Jimenez on Unsplash

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern

Brent Wills, farmer and soil health consultant
Khalil Hassan, produce/market farmer

This webinar features Brent Wills, a farmer and soil consultant, and Khalil Hassan, a produce/market farmer. Brent will provide a brief overview of the basics of soil health, reasons to invest in the soil, indicators of health and imbalances, options for soil testing, and the quick nuts and bolts of taking a good soil sample in the field. Khalil will share about his experience building soil health on his farm including specific practices and approaches he has applied, changes over time, and lessons learned.



This webinar is part of a winter series of webinars sponsored by the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition (VBFRC) Program and the Virginia Association for Biological Farmers (VABF). VBFRC is a state-wide and coalition-based program. Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension serves as the backbone organization for the Coalition and the VSU Small Farm Outreach Program is the project lead of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant that supports the Coalition. For VBFRC program questions, contact the program coordinator, Katie Trozzo at The Virginia Association for Biological Farming is Virginia’s primary organization for farmers, gardeners, and farm supporters promoting the future of organic and biological crop production. For more information, visit or email the administrator at