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Juggling Cover Crops, Manure and Reduced Tillage
12 Jan
Juggling Cover Crops, Manure and Reduced Tillage
Date: January 12, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Place: Greenwich Elks Club
Address: 130 Bulson Road, Greenwich NY 12834

An interactive forum for farmers and researchers to share ideas and discuss what practices are working on farms.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County, Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Agricultural Stewardship Association Inc. invite farmers to join in a day-long forum on January 12th, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participants will hear from a panel of farmers in our region about the techniques they have used to increase their use of cover crops and reduce tillage. In addition, Kirsten Workman will speak about her work with farmers in Vermont on manure management, and Aaron Ristow from American Farmland Trust’s Genesee River Demonstration Farm Network will speak about the results the network farmers have seen from incorporating innovative conservation practices on their farms.

The format will allow and encourage an exchange of ideas, questions and answers between participants and the farmer panel and researchers.

Agenda:

10 a.m. Welcome

Aaron Gabriel, CCE Field Crops Educator and Janet Britt, ASA Easement Steward

10:15-12:00  Farmer panel presentation followed by questions and discussion with the audience.

The farmer panel will include:

Ryan Carabeau and David Conant from Conant’s Riverside Farms in Richmond Vermont. The farm has been in the Conant family for 6 generations. Today they farm over 1000 acres and have worked to incorporate conservation management practices on their cropland including aerial sowing of cover crops, injection of nutrients, use of no-till planting and establishment of buffer zones.

Forrest Watson is the equipment and crop manager on the Mulligan Farm in Avon, Livingston County, New York. The Mulligan Farm manages over 2,600 tillable acres and a 1,500 cow dairy. The farm has been part of the Genesee River Demonstration Farms Network. Forrest will share his experience with adopting innovative conservation practices and the benefits the farm has seen in increased soil health and profitability.

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-3:00

Kirsten Workman – Manure Management in the context of conservation cropping systems. Kirsten will focus on how to fit manure with reduced/no-till, cover crops, rotations, and precision nutrient management.

Aaron Ristow – Economic and environmental outcomes of adopting soil health practices on dairy and row crop farms.

Registration is limited to allow for adequate social distancing due to ongoing COVID concerns.   

Please register here:  https://rb.gy/2yvmil by January 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

If you need assistance with registration, please Cornell Cooperative Extension at call (518)765-3518 or email cce-caahp@cornell.edu.  For program questions or special accommodations contact, Aaron Gabriel adg12@cornell.edu, 518-380-1496 or Janet Britt janet@agstewardship.org, 518-692-7285.

Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research-based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact cce-caahp@cornell.edu or (518)765-3518 if you have any special needs.

WCSWCD’s mission is to assist agricultural producers, rural landowners and municipalities with the management, conservation and best use of our natural resources. Our highest priorities are to protect the County’s soil and water resources while maintaining the viability of agriculture as preferred land use.

ASA has helped more than 152 families conserve over 26,000 acres of working farms and woodlands in Washington and Rensselaer counties. ASA’s mission is to protect our community’s working farms and forests, connect people to the land, and promote a vibrant future for agriculture and forestry in the region. For more information about ASA’s work, visit www.agstewardship.org.




Event Sponsors

Cream of the Crop:
Boralex
Victory View Vineyard
Breanna Lundy, Financial Advisor
Salem Farm Supply

Title:
Capital Tractor
Currin Compliance Services, Inc.

Partner:
Kelly & Sellar Ryan, PLLC Attorneys at Law

Benefactors:
Farm Credit East, ACA

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