LONG POINT, Ill. — The Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District, with support from American Farmland Trust, is hosting a Women Landowner Soil Health Learning Circle on June 6.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Long Point American Legion Hall, 122 E. Fourth St. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided.

Soil health principles and how you can work to improve the soil health on your farm will be discussed. Speakers will be Becky Taylor, Livingston County SWCD, and Vicki Heath, LaSalle County SWCD.

Soil health is defined as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans. Just like one wants to be healthy, we need our soils to be healthy to perform at their best.

Healthy soils provide clean air and water, bountiful crops and forests, productive grazing lands, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes.

Demonstrations will include a rainfall simulator and slake tests. If you would like to see how well your soil holds together, bring a dry clod to run through the slake test.

RSVP by May 31 to Becky Taylor at 815-844-6127, Ext. 3, or rebecca.m.taylor@il.nacdnet.net.

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