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 is the coordinator of the Reconnecting with Purpose project, which offers farm and food system educators and change makers a retreat space to explore challenges and renew a sense of inspiration and purpose in their work and lives. She is also a collaborator on the Be Well Farming Project. This project creates reflective spaces for farmers and food producers to connect meaningfully and explore strategies that can ameliorate challenges and bolster quality of life. Violet serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.
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