October 8, 2017

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Register for the Northeast Cover Crops Council Inaugural Cover Crop Meeting in Ithaca, NY on November 8.

Interested in cover crops? Farmers, students, researchers, extension educators, government and industry representatives, and other cover crop enthusiasts are invited to the first annual Northeast Cover Crops Council Meeting hosted by Cornell University and the USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center on November 8-9, 2017. Space is limited, so register today! For more information and to register visit the Northeast Cover Crop Council registration website by October 29.

 

The Northeast Cover Crops Council is a new group that has been funded to coordinate research and research-based extension that Northeast farmers have prioritized. This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about advances and network with cover crop experts from the Northeast. Get to know other cover croppers in the northeast over lunch and during a poster reception in the evening.

 

Schedule of Events:

November 8th: Presentations by researchers and innovating farmers will be in sessions on soil health, cover crop practices for no-till, pest management, cover crop mixtures, harvesting cover crops for forage, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own work in a Poster Reception featuring local and seasonal refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

November 9th: A field tour of the cover crop demonstration plots at the USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center in Big Flats, NY will be featured, followed by a boxed lunch.

 

Location:

Cornell University – The Statler Hotel
130 Statler Drive
Ithaca, New York 14853 USA

 

Contact:

Sandra Wayman at sw783@cornell.edu or Victoria Ackroyd at victoria.ackroyd@ars.usda.gov