UVM Extension Annual No Till & Cover Crop Symposium
Join us on February 16, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $80 or $40 for graduate students …lunch, snacks, coffee/beverages included
Register Online: go.uvm.edu/ntcc
Questions about registration can be directed to Karen Gallott [802-388-4969, email@example.com]
CCA and Pesticide Credits will be available
Coming Soon: Sponsor link, Brochure, and Graduate Student Poster Session.
The UVM Extension’s Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team & the Northwest Crops & Soils Program invite all farmers and technical advisers to attend this event dedicated to No-Till and Cover Crop systems for field crop growers in our area. We are welcoming speakers from around the country and from Vermont – including Extension specialists, researchers, farmers and consultants.
Speakers confirmed so far:
- Dr. John Tooker, Penn State University
- Mark Anderson, Land View Farms, LLC
- UVM Faculty & Staff
- Farmer Panel
To book a room at the Sheraton at the special rate of $109 plus tax, contact the Sheraton at (800)325-3535. Request UVM Extension No Till & Crop Symposium Room Block. Cutoff Date for special rate is February 3, 2017.
To request a disability related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Karen Gallott at 802-388-4969 or toll free in Vermont at 1-800-956-1125 by January 23, 2017 so we may assist you.
Our 3rd Annual No-Till & Cover Crops Symposium:
Our symposium has come and gone but you can find information about it below, including proceedings, links and presentations.
See you next February! Thank you to all our speakers and participants for a great symposium!
Please respect primary authorship of presentations and research.
Check out our proceedings, full of useful information from our speakers.
- John Kemmeren, a NY dairymen with 40 years of no-till experience on his 200 head dairy farm. He will share successes and challenges of no-till and cover cropping.
- Dr. Kevin Bradley, associate professor and extension weed scientist at the University of Missouri. He will share his perspectives on how cover crops, herbicides, and good weed control can work in a no-till system.
More information about Dr. Bradley’s research can be found at: http://plantsci.missouri.edu/faculty/bradley.cfm and http://weedscience.missouri.edu/
- Odette Menard, a soil conservation honoree and employee in Quebec’s Ministry of Agriculture will share her insight into helping farmers identify strategies to build soil health, increase yields, improve economics, and reduce erosion.
Other speakers and facilitators from UVM Extension:
As with previous years, we will also have a great panel discussion:
* Mark Anderson, Land View Farms * Kevin Kocsak, Salem Farm Supply *Larry Gervais, Gervais Family Farm * Brad Thomas, Jillian Holsteins *
The UVM Extension’s Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team & the Northwest Crops & Soils Program invited all farmers and technical advisers to attend this event dedicated to No-Till and Cover Cropping systems for field crop growers in our area.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!!!
Scott Magnan’s Custom Service
Thank You to Our Other Supporting Organizations:
Conservation Innovation Grant
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center | Burlington, VT
Miss the Symposium? You can still learn about the information presented:
THE CONFERENCE BROCHURE
To view PDFs of the individual presentations, click on the links below.
- John Koepke and his family own and operate a 350 cow dairy farm in SE Wisconsin. They are 2011 Leopold Conservation Award Winners and 2011 Dairy Men of the Year and have been no-tillers for more than 25 years: John Koepke’s Presentation
- Gerard Troisi is crop advisor/production consultant since 1991, consulting on 24,000 acres in central PA. He works with operators who no-till or are transitioning, and is skilled at increasing production on marginal soils while reducing input costs and adjusting production practices: Gerard Troisi’s Presentation
- Lucas Criswell and his father farm in the hills of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in central Pennsylvania. They have been no tilling for over 30 years and now utilize high residue cover crops: Lucas Criswell’s Presentation
- Pierre-Olivier Gaucher is the owner of Terralis & convened a consortium of Canadian farmers who are changing their cropping techniques to improve soil health. They developed a crop rotation to include cover crops, winter cereals and interseeding in corn: Pierre-Olivier Gaucher’s Presentation, Pierre-OLivier Gaucher’s Video
- Heather Darby, UVM Extension Agronomist: Heather Darby’s Presentation
- Kirsten Workman, UVM Extension: Kirsten Workman’s Presentation
- VERMONT FARMER PANELISTS:
- Richard Hall, Fairmont Farms (E. Montpelier): Richard Hall’s Presentation
- Ron & Chad Machia, Machia & Sons (Sheldon)
- Shawn Gingue, Gingue Bros. Dairy (Fairfax)
- Scott Magnan, Custom Service (St. Albans)
- Gerard Vorsteveld, Vorsteveld Farm (Panton)
(Please respect the pdfs as original content).
Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors:
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