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Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Workshop: Basics of Assessing Soil and Plant Health in the Field

at the Pine Meadow Farm Center - June 29, 1pm

Event date: 6/29/2013 11:00 AM - 2:30 AM Export event

Soil ImageObservation is a key element in growing crops successfully, but most people, even seasoned farmers and gardeners, could use some help to learn from experts what, exactly, to look for when assessing soil and plant health in the field or garden. This knowledge is crucial for any grower when deciding what measures to take to produce the highest quality crop and fend off pressures from disease and pests.

Come to the Pine Meadow Farm Center at 1pm, on June 29 and learn about in-field tests you can do yourself for real time assessment of your soil and plant health.

Workshop Presenters:

Marc Tainio:
Marc Tainio began his career in agriculture in his early twenties doing natural selection genetic crosses on peas and beans for Wilbur Ellis Seed Division. Later, while working part time at Tainio Technology, he studied at Eastern Washington University with a focus on plant sciences. In 1990 Marc began working full time in the production of microbe and enzyme products, as well as assisting with product development and testing. By the mid 1990s, under the tutelage of his father, Bruce Tainio, Marc began working with soil and tissue analyses, and worked with Bruce on the development of Tainio Technology’s soil and nutrient recommendation formulas. Today, Marc is Vice President of Product Technology at Tainio, working with customers in building sustainable programs with Tainio Technology’s Biological Farm Management System (BFMS)™, and giving technical support.   In his spare time, Marc designs and installs alternative energy wind and solar power systems for his own company, Eco Energy Systems, and is currently enrolled in a certified crop advisor course.  

Steve Becker:
As Vice President of Research and Development, Steve Becker’s job at Tainio affords him an up close and personal view into the world of soil biology.  Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, and has nearly completed his Master’s degree in education. He has mentored with Bruce Tainio and Dr. Arden Andersen, and is currently enrolled in a certified crop advisor course.

Tainio Technology & Technique, Inc. of Cheney, WA is a family-owned and operated company dedicated to producing natural, sustainable products and solutions to help restore balance in nature. Their Biological Farm Management System (BFMS™) incorporates broad - spectrum microbial products, specially formulated enzymes, and a balanced nutritional program to promote optimal health of plants and soil, resulting in higher yields, bigger profit margins for the farmer, and healthier food for the consumer.

Cost: $20 per adult. $5 per child, 15 yrs. and younger. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Saturday, June 29th, 2013 1:00 PM   to   2:30 PM

Pine Meadow Farm Center
10425 S. Andrus Rd.
Cheney, WA 99004
Sow Seeds, Grow Minds, Feed Community
Pine Meadow Farm Center is a sponsored project of Cascade Harvest Coalition
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5/22/2013 12:54 PM

I would really like to attend this. Sean Cruz



5/22/2013 3:20 PM

Me too.

I attended Tanio Tech's annual conference earlier this year in Spokane, and came to truly appreciate the Tanio's multi-generational success in promoting our understanding of healthy soil-plant-microbial systems.


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