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The Biology of Soil

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Iowa’s rich soil makes the state a leader in agricultural production. Soil health is a key factor in that productivity. Now teachers and other educators can learn about soil biology and how science can help manage soil health through a new graduate course offered by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation.

Credit and non-credit options available through AEA Online Learning: #182142 LO – The Biology of Soil

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Only 20 seats available in this online course that starts March 2 and runs through May 3.

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The course is based on soil health and agriculture lessons that were developed through a partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Conservation Districts of Iowa. The course is being supported in part by Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). The lessons were aligned to the Iowa Core Science Standards as well as the National Agriculture Literacy Outcomes. The course will address soil health, soil behaviors, issues of soil degradation, plants in soil, organic matter in soil, invertebrates, fungi, bacteria, the soil biome, the history of soils, the future of soils, and careers in soil science.


March 2
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Online Course


Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation