Monday, July 17, 2017

PA No Till Alliance: Planting Green Guide To Be Released At Annual Field Day July 27

With increased interest in planting green and many PA No Till Alliance members sharing their experiences with this practice, the Alliance has developed a Planting Green Guide to be released at their annual Field Day on July 27.
The guide joins the popular 'No-Till Tips' and 'Cover Crop Tips' as valuable resources for farmers adopting these important soil health practices.
The Field Day will begin at 8 a.m. on July 27 at the farm of Jeff and Sue Frey, Future View Farm, 12 Radcliff Road in Willow Street, Lancaster County. All are invited to this event, which – if pre-registered by July 21 - is FREE! (If not pre-registered by July 21, the cost to attend is $10.)
The Alliance has planned a full day of activities which include educational presentations, a cover crop plot walk, and panel discussions with industry and government representatives, as well as no-till farmers.
New to the event this year is a farmer-owned planter display, featuring a vintage 1983 Allis Chalmers no-till planter, retro-fitted for use today.
Planters will be on display, with the owners in attendance to share information about the pieces of equipment. Steve Berger, well-known speaker and corn-soybean-pig farmer from southeast Iowa will provide the keynote presentation, talking about the importance of cover crops.  
The event will also include a variety of panel discussions, focusing on topics including Practical Experience and Lessons Learned when "Planting Green," Growing Your Own Cover Crop Seed, Why Water Quality Matters, and Summer/Alternative Forage Options.
In addition to speakers and panel discussions, the event also features a Cover Crop Seed Give-Away, sponsored by PSU/SARE, a tour of various cover crop plots and a soil pit by Jeff Graybill, and a soil health demonstration by Leroy Bupp.
To conclude the program, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Karl Brown will be in attendance at 3 p.m. for a celebration of the 10th anniversary of REAP and recognize the No-Till Alliance for their support.
The Alliance also offers a "Meeting of the Minds" dinner/discussion on Wednesday, July 26 which begins at 6:30 p.m. The focus will be on ‘Manure Management in No-Till and Cover Crops,’ with the opportunity to converse with other dedicated farmers and industry professionals. Come out and join the conversation!
If pre-registered by July 21, both the Meeting of the Minds and the Field Day are FREE. Pre-register via email to:, calling 717-651-5920, or mailing the registration form.
If not pre-registered, cost to attend each event is $10, collected at the event.
For more information, visit the PA No Till Alliance Field Day webpage.

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