Reduced Tillage, Cover Crops and Improving Water Quality

Monday, June 21 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Windfall Acres
Highgate, VT

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Interested in integrating reduced tillage into your cropping system? Come and learn from Joel Myers from the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance about his tried and true strategies for successful reduced tillage. Joel will discuss advantages and disadvantages of no-till, zone till, and strip till. He will also talk about how to integrate cover crops into these systems. Co-sponsored by The Friends of the Northern Lake and USDA NRCS.

Joel  is currently serving as the technical coordinator for the Pennsylvania  No-Till Alliance . He coordinates no-till activities and frequently speaks on various no-till topics and discussions on the transitions necessary to move into continuous no-till systems.

Joel is a well informed speaker.  He has attended the last eleven National No-Till Conferences and the Mid Atlantic CCA conference .  He has also served SCS and NRCS for thirty nine years and was the Pennsylvania State Agronomist for fifteen years.

Brian Jerose will speak for Friends of Northern Lake Champlain about fall and spring  projects on farms in Rock River and St. Albans Bay watersheds.   These projects used state grant funding to improve water quality and soil quality on farms in these watersheds, and to serve as demonstration projects for other farmers.

Lunch will be provided by the NOFA pizza oven.

For more information or to register by June 16th,  please

contact:  Heather Darby or Amanda Gervais

Phone: 802-524-6501

Directions: From Interstate 89 take exit 20 and travel north on VT Route 207 (Highgate Rd) for 7 miles.  Turn right onto VT Route 78.  Travel east on VT-78 for 1.7 miles.  Take a slight left onto Franklin Rd, travel for 2.2 miles.  Continue onto Browns Corner Rd for .7 miles.  Turn right onto Durkee Rd.  Windfall Acres is on the left.

UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.

Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support and contributions!

Natural Resources Conservation Service
Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
University of Vermont Extension
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

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