‘Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop’ scheduled in Pendleton

Crosscut view of soil with beets growing.

Growers and agricultural professionals in Washington, Oregon and Idaho can learn the latest in soil health practices from experts at the “Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop,” March 12‑14 in Pendleton, Oregon.

Co‑hosted by Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR), the workshop shares training on soil health practices, new technologies, on‑farm challenges, the current state of the science, and next steps.

Experts from WSU, Oregon State University, the University of Idaho, the National Integrated Drought Information System, USDA’s Northwest Climate Hub, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, regional conservation districts, and several other partner agencies will lead seminars and share soil innovation updates. Keynote presenter Pipa Elias, soil health strategy manager for the Nature Conservancy, will give a keynote address, “Taking Action on Soil Health.”

Closeup of Elias.

The three‑day event also includes hands‑on workshops, panels, a field tour, a poster session, a trade show and more.

The “Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop” will be held at the Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton, Oregon. Admission is $90, $130 after Jan. 30.

Learn more and find registration information on the “Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop” website.

WSU students interested in volunteering at the event for a reduced registration fee may contact Brooke Saari, brooke.saari@wsu.edu, for information.

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