The purpose of the program is to promote and refine the use of multi-species cover crops in North Carolina, supporting the national Soil Health Initiative.
Demonstration sites are being established to show producers that a diverse mixture of cover crop species can be planted in a timely manner, allowed to grow and accumulate biomass and nitrogen, and be terminated without tillage.
Investments to date = $424,000 plus in-kind services!
The Foundation is partnering with the following Districts on the project in 2018/19;
More project results will be posted at a later date.
Field Date Events - Check back for additional events in fall 2018. If you would like to receive email announcements send a request to email@example.com.
December 12, 2018 Beaufort Conservation District's Soil Health Field Day to be held at the Beaufort County Agricultural Center at 155 Airport Road, Washington NC 27889. The event focuses on diverse cover crops and highlights comments from Will Mann, Dr. Rachel Vann and Rod Gurganus. Lunch and demonstration tour follows. RSVP at 252-946-4989 ext 3. Project supporters & partners include Cotton Inc, Southern SARE, USDA, and NC State University. Click Here for a Flier and Click Here for an Agenda.
December 14, 2018 Camden Conservation District's Soil Health Workshop to be held at Down River Farms at 1381 Highway 343 South, Shiloh NC. The even focused on how to build soil health and improve profits. Event is FREE, lunch included. RSVP Camden County Soil & Water Conservation District Facebook page or by calling 252-331-9353. Click Here for a flier.
December 18, 2018 Stanly Conservation District's Soil Health Workshop to be held at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Road, Albemarle NC 28001. The event focuses on diverse cover crops and highlights comments from Buz Kloot, Carl Coleman and Nathan Lowder. Lunch is included, RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-986-3059. Project supporters & partners include Cotton Inc, Southern SARE, USDA, and NC State University. Click Here for a Flier
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April 4, 2019 Henderson Conservation District's Soil Health Field Day