Coffee County Soil Conservation held the fifth annual Soil Health/Regenerative Ag Field Day Thursday to demonstrate theory and practice of soil management techniques.

About 150 people attended the field day that rand from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with guest speakers, a farmer panel discussion and rainfall simulator demonstration.

“We’ve had several good talks on regenerative agriculture,” said Allen Willmore, Natural Resources Conservation Service. “We are looking at utilizing various tools to make crops do better and create a cleaner environment in the way we farm. Our soils are a degraded resource that needs to be regenerated.” 

The Coffee County Soil Conservation District hosted the event partnered with the National Resources Conservation Services and local Tennessee Department of Agriculture.  

The event was free and offered points for those with Tenn. pesticide applicator license in five  categories, C01-Agricultural Plant, C04-Seed Treatment, C10-Demo and Research and C12-Pesticide Dealer.

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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