Sat, Mar 18|
City Sprouts Education Center
Healthy Soils: Foundation of Regenerative Agriculture (Hybrid)
Dr. Córdova will present Soil Health concepts and principles, management practices that build or maintain healthy soils, and the importance of soil health to urban land managers and the environment.
Time & Location
Mar 18, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
City Sprouts Education Center, 4002 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111, USA
About the Event
Healthy soil is characterized as strong, resilient, and stable, with the ability to develop and self-sustain a myriad of ecosystem services (e.g., carbon and nitrogen accumulation, nutrient cycling, high water quality, and storage), as well as to sustain a vital living ecosystem (crops, animals and humans). Building and maintaining a healthy soil go beyond reducing soil erosion and compaction. Since a healthy soil is a pivotal component in the nexus of soil-plant-water-air-energy, how we treat the soil can massively impact global food security and the environment. Regenerative agriculture has at its core the intention to build and maintain healthy soils or restore degraded soils, which enhances land productivity and produces more nutritious food with a lower environmental footprint. During this talk, we will go over the Soil Health concept and principles, management practices that build or maintain healthy soils, and the importance to a land manager and the environment.
About Dr. Carolina Córdova
Dr. Córdova, an agroecologist who specializes in soil health and ecosystem processes, with experience working in the United States and Latin America. Recently moved from the Great Lakes to the Great Plains to work for and with Nebraska farmers. Teaming up with a diverse group of researchers, stakeholders, and practitioners to build resilient farms and improve Nebraska soil health. Currently, Dr. Córdova is an Assistant Professor and Statewide Soil Health Specialist at the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an active member of the Long-term Agroecosystems Research Network (ARS-USDA).
UNL Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture
165 Keim Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0915
Out of respect for our speaker, we ask that guests attend in person if able. However, we will be making the event available virtually to accommodate those who would be unable to participate in person.