It’s a dirty job

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Bruce Young, left, Ge­off West­brook and Su­san Lamb look at soil hori­zons, namely lay­ers of soil, in a 6-foot-deep, 10-foot-long pit Tues­day near the St. Mary’s County Soil Con­ser­va­tion District head­quar­ters in Leonard­town. The soil health work­shop aims to teach farm­ers and those who work with famers how to make soil healthy. As world pop­u­la­tion grows, pro­tect­ing and keep­ing soil healthy is one of the key an­swers to feed­ing peo­ple, said Dean Cowherd, an as­sis­tant state soil sci­en­tist at the Nat­u­ral Re­sources Con­ser­va­tion Ser­vice un­der the U.S. Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture.

STAFF PHOTO BY DANDAN ZOU

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