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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00am to 12:00pmVirtual Event
We’re bringing the Soil Health Center to you!
The New York State Interagency Soil Health Working Group, New York Soil Health, and Empire Farm Days are bringing the Soil Health Center online, July 29-31, 2020.
Usually, this event occurs in person at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, N.Y, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak Empire Farm Days was cancelled.
Each day will feature a keynote speaker with soil health expertise:
The Empire Farm Days’ Soil Health Center also brings together innovative New York farmers who have broad experience with the successes and challenges of managing agricultural lands to improve soil health. Two farmer panels will foster conversations to help participants understand soil health practices in dairy systems and in organic vegetable and grain cropping systems.
Dairy systems panelists:
Organic vegetable and grain crop panelists:
There will also be a special presentation on optimizing no-till planter performance for improved yields and soil health. And at a live cover-crop walk, Rod Porter of King’s AgriSeeds will discuss various cover crop species, their benefits and drawbacks, and tips for success.