The University of Missouri Extension is holding a meeting about soil foundation from 6 to 9 p.m. July 31 at KCB Bank in Kearney.

Soil is the foundation of every farm, both large and small, and it largely determines how productive an acreage can be. While soil is the base of the farm, it is very complex and always changing. This meeting is designed to help individuals understand the basics of soil. In this course, there will be discussion on the different physical, chemical, and biological components of soils in our area. You’ll learn how to evaluate your own soils and determine the productivity and limitations of your soils through hands on exercises.

Pre-registration is required to accurately provide training materials for the event. A $50 fee is required to cover the expenses of the class. The registration deadline is July 25. To register or more information, call Wyatt Miller, Regional Agronomists for the University Extension, at 816-776-6961, or Wayne Flanary at 660-446-3724.