These three on-farm field-days will focus on how to get more benefits out of a cover crop. Each event will include a tour of diversified cover crops fields. The host farmer will discuss his experience planting and managing cover crops. University of Maryland Extension educators will discuss cover crop planning and planning tools available.
The field-days are sponsored by University of Maryland Extension, Million Acre Challenge, Future Harvest, and Sustainable Chesapeake, with funding support from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
This is a free program with a light breakfast included. Maryland nutrient management credit (1 CEU) and Certified Crop Adviser credit (1.5 CEU) will be offered.
- Friday March 17 8:30-10:00 AM @ SB Farm, 7010 Hynson Rd, Hurlock, MD
- Friday March 24 8:30-10:00 AM @ Wright’s Farm, 8910 Old Railroad Rd, Hebron, MD
- Friday March 31 8:30-10:00 AM @ Lewis Farm, 24790 Dukes Rd, Greensboro, MD
The registration link provides the option to attend one or more of these events. All are held from 8:30 – 10:00 AM.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity, please contact Sarah Hirsh at least two weeks prior to the event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
The goal of the Million Acre Challenge is to support farmers in building healthy soils on one million acres of Maryland agricultural land by 2030. By joining the Challenge, you show your commitment to putting your boots on the pathway to a profitable, resilient future for your farm with healthy soils as the foundation.
Friday, March 17, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 24, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 31, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Locations: Vary (see listings)