Soil SMaRTS Training Curriculum

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2018: $77,413.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2020
Grant Recipient: Tennessee State University
Region: Southern
State: Tennessee
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Jason deKoff
Tennessee State University
This curriculum was used, along with their relevant slides, to train Extension agents and local officials in Tennessee on soil health. It contains 8 modules on the following topics: Soil Health Basics, Soil Biology, Soil Health Principles, Soil Health Indicators, Cover Crop Management, Grazing Management to Improve Soil Health, Economic Benefits of Improving Soil Health, and Financial Benefits of Cover Crops. This was organized through a partnership between Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee, USDA-NRCS, and the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts.
Course or Curriculum
Jason de Koff, Tennessee State University
Michael Hubbs, Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts (retired)
David McMillen, USDA-NRCS (retired)
Danny Morris, University of Tennessee
Greg Brann, USDA-NRCS (retired)
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Ordering info:
Jason de Koff
[email protected]
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.