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Building Soils for Successful Crops

Panton, VT

The UVM Extension Champlain Valley Crop, Soil and Pasture Team, Middlebury NRCS and the Vorsteveld Family Farm will host a hands on Soil Health/No-till/Cover Crop Workshop in Panton, VT on August 29.   

Joel Myers, a No-Till Consultant and retired NRCS State Agronomist in Pennsylvania will share his knowledge of practical no-till approaches, including challenging soil conditions and how to utilize dairy manure in no-till systems.   

This event is FREE for farmers and includes lunch with pre-registration.   

JOIN US IN THE FIELD FOR:

  • Soil Pits...Get up close and look at what clay soils look like under different types of management and how farming practices can improve soil health
  • Cover Crop Plots...Take a look at 8 different cover crop mixes planted side by side
  • Take a look at the latest tools & equipment farmers are using to reduce tillage, incorporate manure and
  • No-Till Planting & Manure Injection in Action
  • See soil health in action...a rainfall simulator will be set up to show you how healthy soils function both above and below ground.
  • Talk toother farmers and local service providers about what they are doing this year and beyond to improve healthy soil function and grow better crops.

  

4 Certified Crops Adviser credits will be available.   

 

PLEASE REGISTER (HERE) by   

AUGUST 26TH TO GET LUNCH!!  

 

https://soilhealthfieldday.eventbrite.com