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Hoorman to Lecture on Soil Health, Oct. 12

Soil expert James J. Hoorman will visit EKU's Department of Agriculture on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. During his day-long stay, he will lecture on topics concerning soil health. Hoorman is the New NRCS Soil Health Specialist for Ohio and Michigan. 

While on campus, Hoorman will provide three seminars on soil health:

  • 9:30 am - Soil Ecology and Compaction (Carter 11B)
  • 12:30 pm - Cover Crops (Carter 10)
  • 2:00 pm - The Economics of Soil Health and Pest Management (Carter 10)

All seminars will be held in the Carter Building on EKU's campus and are free and open to the public. Hoorman's visit to campus also includes a tour of Meadowbrook Farm with director Justin McKinney and the farm staff.

Hoorman was an Assistant Professor and Extension Educator for Ohio State University Extension for 25 years specializing in soil health, cover crops, nutrient recycling, and water quality. He has been a speaker at the National No-till Conference, No-till on the Plains, and organized the soil health sessions at the Conservation Tillage Conference (Ada, Ohio) for the last 10 years. Hoorman is co-author of a number of fact sheets including “Biology of Soil Compaction”, “Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till”, “Understanding Nutrient Recycling with Soil Microbes” and “Sustainable Crop Rotations Using Cover Crops”. He is a member of the Midwest Cover Crops Council. The fact sheets and other soil health publications may be found at Hoorman has worked with cover crops and no-till for over 15 years promoting soil health principles throughout the USA and the world.

Questions about the event may be directed to Dr. Ed Fredrickson at

Published on October 09, 2017

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