American Farmland Trust Presents

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Soil REGENERATION Field Day-Free Event

  • Go learn about practical, field-tested demonstrations of advanced soil regenerative practices targeted to dairy, field and specialty crop farmers.

  • Hear from John Macauley and his evaluation of four cover crop mixtures: 1-way, 3-way, 5-way, 11-way and a check plot using winter hardy and/or winter-killed species.

  • There will also be a live demonstration of a cover crop interseeder planting into corn. Overcoming barriers to adopting soil health practices will also be addressed.

  • Free lunch provided at noon.

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED

To register please click here

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Ontario County Soil Health Workshop

On Thursday, March 7 the Ontario County soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a soil health workshop at King’s Catering, 4031 State Route 5 & 20 in Canandaigua, NY from 9:00am-2:00pm

To Register Please Click on the Link HERE, you can also Pre-Register by calling 585-394-5030 or info@canadaigualakeassoc.org

$20 Per Participant with Pre-Registration (Includes Lunch)

$25 Per Participant for Walk-Ins (Payable by Cash only)

Jim Hershey will speak about Managing for Healthier Soil and Cleaner Water, he will be discussing the impacts of no-till and cover crops on soil health, soil nutrients, weed and pest suppression and crop yields.

Dr. Eric Young from the USDA Agriculture Research Service will be presenting on water quality in tile-drained fields and implications for soil health.

Karl Czymmek from Cornell’s PRODAIRY will be reviewing soil features, types of soil organic matter and the important roles of soil conservation to maintain soil productivity.

Klass Martens from Lakeview Organic Grain, will be discussing his soil health practices and how he manages cover crops and pests in an organic system.

Jaime Cummings a NYS IPM Field Crop and Livestock Coordinator will be presenting on Pests and Diseases in Corn and Soybean: Management in No-Till Systems.

Max Heitner from the Finger Lakes Land Trust will be talking about what you need to know about protecting your farm with a conservation easement.

The Soil Health Workshop will conclude at 2:00pm.

For those interested in the Manure Applicator Training, please note on the registration form, pre-registration is required for this training. There is no additional fee for this.

2:00pm-3:00pm DEC Approved Manure Applicator Training with Karl Czymmek: Required training for staff of CAFO’s. Certificates of attendance will be issues. All are welcome to attend.