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American Farmland Trust - Soil Health Field Day




Event Details

Date

August 31, 2021

Time

10:00am - 3:00pm

Location

Mulligan Farm
5403 Barber Rd
Avon, NY 14414

Host

American Farmland Trust

Aaron Ristow, NY Ag Stewardship Program Manager
315-748-5029



American Farmland Trust invites you to join us for a Soil Health Field Day on August 31, 2021 at Mulligan Farms in Avon, NY. They will share practical, field-tested results of advanced soil regenerative practices targeted to dairy, field and specialty crop farmers. Come learn from producer Forrest Watson about his evaluation of planting green to minimize herbicide use, improve soil health, and maintain productivity. A panel of Genesee River farmers will discuss how soil regenerative practices have impacted their farm's profitability, and there will be a special presentation to  provide a background to carbon markets on agricultural land. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Navigating the growing availability and diversity of market incentives for ecosystem services
  • Implementing soil regenerative practices to increase farm profitability; real-life case studies from local crop and vegetable farms
  • How the host farmer is evaluating planting green on their Livingston County farm while learning to minimize herbicide use and maintain productivity
  • Conducting an in-field assessment to evaluate the health of your soil
  • How farmers and farmland owners can work together to improve conservation on rented lands

Farmers, Farmland Owners, Conservation Agency Personnel, Ag Consultants, and other interested people in western New York can register at www.farmland.org/WNYFieldDay or contact Aaron Ristow at American Farmland Trust, aristow@farmland.org, (315)748-5029. There is no cost to attend, and refreshments and education materials will be provided.

If more than one person from your farm or agency is considering attending, please register each individual (CCA C.E.U.s will be available).

WHEN: August 31, 2021, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

WHERE: Mulligan Farm, 5403 Barber Road, Avon, NY 14414 (follow signage to the event location)

REGISTER BY: August 25, 2021

This field day is part of the Genesee River Demonstration Farm Network project, a collaboration between American Farmland Trust, Western New York Crop Management Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Dairy Livestock and Field Crops team and the Genesee River Watershed Coalition of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. This project is funded by the EPA's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, New York Farm Viability Institute, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Questions? Please contact Aaron Ristow, New York Agricultural Stewardship Program Manager at aristow@farmland.org, or (315)748-5029. 




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