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Getting to the Root of Agriculture: Small Farms Conference Digs in at Albertson College

2003. 11. 13.

CALDWELL, ID- Internationally recognized soil scientist Ann Kennedy will share the dirt with area farmers during this year's Treasure Valley Small Farms Conference Nov. 14 -15 at Albertson College.

Participants will learn about soil, innovative marketing, food safety and processing. According to Kennedy the real grit is in the soil.

'As stewards of the land, we need to manage soil and to understand what we're doing when we move it to build a house or till it for agriculture,' Kennedy said. 'We need to worry about the world's very thin layer of soil that we are increasingly degrading. We have to see the link between our management of soils and our own-and our community's-health.'

Friday's soils seminar will begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. The Saturday general conference will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For registration information contact the University of Idaho Ada County Extension Office at (208)377-2107.

Albertson College of Idaho is the state's oldest private, residential liberal arts and sciences institution. With more than 25 majors, 35 minors and 10 pre-professional programs, Albertson offers its students a well-rounded education. With an average class size of 15, students receive personal attention from faculty members dedicated to teaching. The college has recently received several honors including being named one of the most wired small colleges in the nation by Yahoo! Internet Life magazine; one of the best regional liberal arts colleges in the West by U.S. News; one of the nest colleges in America by Princeton Review; and the best value in college education by Money magazine. Albertson College of Idaho is located in Caldwell, Idaho- 25 miles from Boise.

More information about Albertson College of Idaho is available by calling 1-800-2C-IDAHO or visiting