- Author: Jeffrey P Mitchell
CASI once again paired with the California NRCS to host an outdoor display and information site at the 2019 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA from February 12th through the 14th. This year's joint sponsorship of the display presence was by far our best year ever as measured by the sheer number of passersby we attracted and the total number of live soil health demonstrations that we provided. The CASI / NRCS educational event was coordinated by Sheryl Feit, NRCS Associate State Soil Scientist in the Davis, CA State Office, along with Brook Gale of the Fresno Area Office, Mira Dick, DC of the Merced Office, Caleb, Conservation Planner in Kern County, and Javier, an NRCS Earth Intern also in the Kern County office. Jeff Mitchell was also on hand from UC's CASI Center and Dan Munk and Scott Stoddard, also UCCE CASI members, contributed to our Workgroup's presence at the UC ANR site at the Tulare show.
Over 80 individual demonstrations of various aspects of soil health and soil care were provided during the three-day event. Roughly thirty new Workgroup members were added to our ranks and good educational information, not to mention good dialogues and interactions were also provided to a diverse array of folks who stopped by. A video showing some of the activity at the show is available at https://youtu.be/6kxUJQxZhHM