Cover Crop Field Day 2022
September 9, 2022
12:30pm - 2pm
Providence Farm Collective
5701 Burton Road
Orchard Park , NY 14127
HostSouthwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program
email Katelyn Miller
Three cover crop plots consisting of sorghum sudangrass, teff, and buckwheat were seeded in mid-July, and this field day will evaluate their performance to date and provide the opportunity to
- Walk through the test plots of sorghum sudangrass, teff, and buckwheat
- Learn from experts about integrating these crops into your system for:
o Diversifying your cropping system
o Weed suppression in-between crops
o Soil health
o Value as a livestock feed
- Connect with other local farmers looking to use these cover crops
1.5 CCA credits are available.
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Protecting Against Murphy's Law: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.
October 4, 2023
What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong!
Good ole' Murphy's Law is probably the best description of what it's like to be a farmer that there is! Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the 5 areas of risk on farms and how to develop strategies to manage those risks. Participants will have the opportunity to identify areas of risk on their own farms and brainstorm ways to (try to) prevent the inevitable!
Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/CCERisk or call Kelly at 585-268-7644.
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