4th Annual Cover Crop Tour and Workshop

The 4th Annual Cover Crop Tour and Workshop, at the USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center will take place on November 15th.  Registration will start at 9:15am, and the field tour begins at 9:45am.
Speakers Include:
Ray Archuleta National Technology Center-East; Soil quality, health, biology and cover crops. Reduction of chemical inputs through soil health.
Quirine Ketterings Cornell University Dept. of Animal Science, Associate Professor, Nutrient Management Spear Program; Winter-Forage Small Grains to Boost Feed Supply: From Cover Crop to Double Crop.
Klaas Martens – Organic grain and cover crop seed producer Penn Yan, NY; On-farm cover crop research and development.
Charlie White Extension Specialist Penn State University; Cover crop combinations of fava bean, red clover and triticale, review  plots at Big Flats and discuss plots at Penn State and other on farm research in Pennsylvania.
 Paul Salon USDA-NRCS, Plant Materials Specialist. Tour of cover crop demonstration plots at Big Flats PMC, which includes a time of planting demo with over 80 plots (species, varieties or mixes); some seeded at several seeding dates.

Violet Stone

Violet's work focuses on creating retreats, workshops and programs for the agricultural community centered on themes of connection, wellness, purpose, integrity and courage. She sees this work as contributing to a more inclusive ‘culture’ of agriculture where all voices are warmly welcomed, honored and celebrated, including the voices of our ‘inner teachers’, sometimes referred to as 'spirit' or 'soul'. Violet serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.
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