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Virginia offering nutrient management training

Virginia offering nutrient management training

RICHMOND—Soil management is an important part of farming, and not having an adequate nutrient management plan in place can put farmers at a disadvantage.

To give farmers and other agriculture professionals insight and training into how efficient nutrient plans are developed, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will offer a two-part nutrient management training school in December. Both sessions will be held at the Homewood Suites Richmond Airport Hotel in Sandston.

On Dec. 9 and 10, speakers from Virginia Tech will cover soil science, soil fertility and crop production. On Dec. 16-18, speakers will cover nutrient management plan writing using a case-study farm. The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

The program is for anyone interested in learning about the plan-writing process or how to become a certified plan writer.

For more information, visit To register, contact Susan Jones at 804-443-3803 or