Cornell University

This is a past event. Its details are archived for historical purposes.

The contact information may no longer be valid.

Please visit our current events listings to look for similar events by title, location, or venue.

Building Resilience into Organic Forage Production (in partnership with NOFA-NY)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00am to 2:00pm

Twin Oaks Dairy 3185 NY-13, Truxton, NY 13158

Join Kirk and Kathie Arnold and learn about mixed intercropping, interseeding into corn, and double cropping with triticale and sorghum sudangrass. Cornell researchers will discuss improving soil health and other ways farmers can increase resilience to extreme weather events.  The NY Soil Health Trailer will also be on-site with demonstrations to show participants how healthy soil compares to degraded soil. 

This free event is open to the public and includes a light meal.

  • 10:00 to 10:15 – Opening remarks (Kirk Arnold, Fay Benson, and Robert)
  • 10:15 to 10:30 – Forge Intercropping for Resilience (Ann Bybee-Finley and Dr. Matt Ryan)
  • 10:30 to 11:15 – Demonstration trial of alternative summer annual forages (Ann, Matt, Fay, Kirk, and Rod Porter)
  • 11:15 to 12:00 – Farmer panel about adapting to extreme weather
  • 12:00 to 1:00 – Lunch
  • 1:00 to 1:30 – Soil health demo (Fay and Joseph Amsili)
  • 1:30 to 1:45 – Industry insights (Rod)
  • 1:45 to 2:00 – Crop insurance (Fay) and tour of Buckwheat field

It is part of a Summer Field Day Series, organized by NOFA-NY, Organic@Cornell, and the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station.

Subscribe
Google Calendar iCal Outlook
Event Type

Field Day

Departments

Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, School of Integrative Plant Science

Tags

cuaes, Sustainability, organic, fieldcrops, sips

Website

https://www.nofany.org/our-events/201...

Cost

Free

Hashtag

#organicfieldday

Contact E-Mail

bal1@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Betsy Leonard

Contact Phone

607-423-8366

Dept. Web Site

http://organic.cals.cornell.edu

Open To

All

Recent Activity

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.