Sosten Lungu is certified nutrient management specialist and instructor of agronomy at Vermont Technical College. I learnt when I was a young boy in Zambia, Africa that “everything comes from the soil”. We need healthy soils to produce high quality food. Sosten graduated from Mississippi State University with a doctorate in soil fertility. Sosten has conducted extensive research in use of manure a plant nutrient source. In addition, he has also evaluated use of chemical amendment s to reduce solubility of phosphorus (P) in soils. Sosten’s major interests are in nutrient cycling and management of nutrients to reduce environmental degradation. Attendees will learn how to build nutrient cycling to ensure soil health and good harvest.