Harrisonburg, Feb. 4, at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 4808 S. Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA registration
Chatham, Feb. 5, Olde Dominion Ag Complex, 19783 US HWY 29 South, Chatham, VA registration
Check out Ray the Soil Guy, appearing at the Chatham conference on February 5.
The Franklin and Pittsylvania area group will host a conference this year on February 5. Dave Brandt will be there, along with Scott Hagood, Ray Archuleta, and Keith Burgess. Check out all the details here: http://virginianotill.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Chatham-brochure1.pdf
Here is the info for the Harrisonburg conference on Feb. 4, 2014, including agenda and speaker info.
Please click here to register!
Dave Brandt is slated to speak at our winter conferences, to be held February 4 in Harrisonburg, and February 5 in Chatham. Dave will share his experiences no-tilling in Fairfield County, Ohio. Using diverse cover crop mixes, Dave has managed to trim both his fertilizer and pesticide bills, while maintaining yields through harsh summers, through his constant drive to raise soil organic matter. Dave will highlight the equipment that he uses to establish cover crops in standing cash crops and precisely seed specific mixes.
VANTAGE embarked on a multi-species cover crop project in 2012, funded by Natural Resource Conservation Service – Conservation Innovation Grant. Here are some photos taken today (click to enlarge).
From left to right – rye, clover, rapeseed/turnip, radish (long since winter killed); rye alone; & triticale, hairy vetch.
Barley was sown next to an area left unplanted. Below is a photo taken today followed by a photo taken two weeks ago.
NRCS has some great resources on improving soil health, in turn enhancing productivity and conservation.
Click here to “hear directly from some of the nation’s leading farmers to find out how they’re using soil health management systems to make their farms more profitable, productive and sustainable.”
Presentations from this year’s conferences in Harrisonburg, Chatham, Colonial Heights, and Fredericksburg, have been posted. So hop on over to Past Conference Materials to view and listen to them. The presentations and articles from previous years are also available there.
Our conferences are next week, so be sure to REGISTER TODAY!
In the mean time, if you missed it, this is a great commercial that was aired during the Super Bowl, celebrating farmers!