Cover cropping is a method of planting that helps build healthy soil and can be practiced in any farming operation. Cover cropping keeps the ground covered and helps with continued carbon sequestration in non-production areas. They significantly reduce emissions from nitrogen fertilizers by providing healthy nutrients to the soil. When carefully chosen and managed correctly, cover crops can benefit production for farmers and help mitigate climate change.We invite farmers to join us and hear from our host farmer, tour Thistle Farm and learn about their unique cover cropping program.
Farmers will be able to meet other farmers in the area and learn about different operations. We invite industry specialists and farmer support organizations to attend and support farmers at this field day, answering questions and providing relevant information. The day will include a tour of the rotating plots of diverse cover cropped areas, a demonstration of tilling in their current cover cropped area, and significant time for questions and conversation.
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