University of Vermont

Vermont New Farmer Project Vermont New Farmer Project
Building Soils for Successful Crops

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Panton, VT
Description: The UVM Extension Champlain Valley Crop, Soil and Pasture Team, Middlebury NRCS and the Vorsteveld Family Farm will host a hands on Soil Health/No-till/Cover Crop Workshop in Panton, VT on August 29.

Joel Myers, a No-Till Consultant and retired NRCS State Agronomist in Pennsylvania will share his knowledge of practical no-till approaches, including challenging soil conditions and how to utilize dairy manure in no-till systems.

This event is FREE for farmers and includes lunch with pre-registration. Visit to register or call Ric Balzano 802-388-4969 x 338


Soil Pits...Get up close and look at what clay soils look like under different types of management and how farming practices can improve soil health
Cover Crop Plots...Take a look at 8 different cover crop mixes planted side by side
Take a look at the latest tools & equipment farmers are using to reduce tillage, incorporate manure and
No-Till Planting & Manure Injection in Action
See soil health in action...a rainfall simulator will be set up to show you how healthy soils function both above and below ground.
Talk toother farmers and local service providers about what they are doing this year and beyond to improve healthy soil function and grow better crops.

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