Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:00am - 4:30pm

6th Annual No-Till Cover Crop Symposium

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center) in Burlington, Vt.

In 2019, our goal is to go beyond the basics of no -till and cover cropping and take it to the next level. To this end, we are focusing on what we have learned here in Vermont on real farms over the last 5 or more years, the challenges we have faced, and how can we overcome them to take our conservation cropping systems to the next level. We are excited to hear from and have discussions with the following local experts and practitioners. Download the Conference Agenda.

Registration: $75 ($50 students) includes snacks and lunch

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UVM Extension

Jeff Carter
Dr. Heather Darby
Dr. Joshua Faulkner
Jeff Sanders
Kirsten Workman

Vermont Farmers & Service Providers

David Bessette, Bess-View Farm
Ryan Carabeau, Conant's Riverside Farm
Tom Eaton, Ag Consulting Services
Ashley Farr, Farr Family Farm
Larry Gervais, Gervais Family Farm
Eric Severy, Matthews Trucking

Poster Submission Opportunities

Graduate students involved in regional (northeast) research on cover crops, no-till (or reduced tillage) and/or soil health are invited to submit a poster to present at the annual UVM Extension No-Till and Cover Crop Symposium. Research can involve any agricultural crop, though the focus of our symposium has traditionally been on dairy forages and grain crops. The poster session will be held during registration and two exhibitor/poster sessions throughout the day. See last year's poster descriptions.

Applicants should submit applicant name(s), title of research and/or poster, an abstract (400 words or less), and a PDF of the poster if possible. Applicants should submit this information to by February 21st.  

Students must also register for the symposium, but will be receiving the discounted rate of $50 instead of $85.

We typically have around 175 attendees at this conference, half of which are farmers/producers.  Participants are also researchers, students, government employees, technical service providers and non-profit employees.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor and receive public recognition, logo placement on promotional materials, ads in the conference proceedings, exhibitor table, and more.

Download the Sponsorship Form

Contact Kirsten Workman or Karen Gallott at (802) 388‐4969 (toll free in Vermont:  800‐956‐1125);

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Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

Matthews Trucking

Champlain Valley Equipment

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Bordeau Brothers Logo
Yankee Farm Credit Logo

Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition Logo

Also made possible with grant funding from:


The Agronomy & Conservation Assistance Program

Vermont Agency of Ag Food Markets Logo

And continued support from Senator Patrick Leahy