BURLEY — Marlon Winger will speak at the free Annual Soil Health Workshop on Feb. 8 in Burley.

The workshop is hosted by the Minidoka, West Cassia and East Cassia Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

It has been held since 2015 as part of the district’s Seed and Cover Crop Project.

The full day, free workshop will start at 9 a.m.

Free pesticide credits are available and participants must RSVP. The location details will be provided upon registration.

A free lunch and refreshments will be served.

The workshop will also feature Gabe Brown, a pioneer in the soil health movement, Shane Holt, dairy nutrition consultant and Joel Packham, Cassia County Extension agent.

Winger teaches vital soil health concepts.

Winger earned a master’s and bachelor’s degrees at Utah State University in plant science.

He grew up on a family-owned dairy in Dayton, Idaho, where he found his life’s passion, agriculture.

Winger worked as a county agricultural agent for Utah State University Extension service for nine years and with the USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service for nine years, as an area and state agronomist in Idaho. He now works as a regional soil health specialist for Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.

For more information on the soil health workshop contact Doreen at 208-878-5556 or dmcurray6@gmail.com.

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