Careers in Conservation and Soil Science: Cynthia Rabinowitz Interview with Cynthia Rabinowitz by Kyle McAuliffe Cynthia Rabinowitz is a Soil Scientist and Executive Director at the Northwest Conservation District, who has worked in the field of soil science for most of her professional life. I decided to ask her a few questions about how she…

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Personal Reflection: Danielle Soil conservation is an incredibly important topic that many people do not think about. It is said that if unsustainable commercial farming practices are maintained, topsoil will be completely depleted in 150 years. A well-balanced soil ecosystem full of nutrients is key to ensuring that future generations can enjoy healthy, organic food.…

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Personal Reflection: Kurt Sub-Edge Farm Tour In this internship, I gained knowledge from a multitude of experiences, but there were some that gave me more of a deeper understanding of soil science. One such example that stood out from the others was a tour of the Sub Edge Farm, where our team not only viewed…

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Personal Reflection: Kyle CowPots Tour (Freund’s Farm) One of the most intriguing and educational moments from this internship for me was taking a virtual tour of the CowPots Farm. In short, CowPots are gardening pots that are made from waste materials from cows. The farm itself is extremely sustainable, as they have many practices in…

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Taking Care of the Soil: I Dig It By Ana Candelli If you were to look at a forest and you had to pick something important, what would it be? You might say the “trees” or the “wildlife”. Those are important but there is something slightly more important – the soil. Soil supports our plant…

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