JERSEY SHORE - The Lycoming County Conservation District will hold a No-Till and Cover Crop Field Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 24 at T.A. Seeds, 39 Seeds Lane.
"The field day will be an opportunity for farmers to learn from other producers how to save money on input costs, improve the quality of the soil, and at the same time reduce pollution in our local watersheds," said Tim Heyler, agricultural conservation technician with the district. "We are excited to offer this field day to farmers in our area."
The agenda will include presentations on "Making a Successful Transition to No-Till, Cover Cropping for the 21st Century" and "No-Till Equipment Setup."
Attendees will tour T.A. Seeds' processing facility and cover crop demonstration plots.
Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but registration is encouraged.
For more information and to register, call the Lycoming County Conservation District at 570-433-3003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The field day is funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, which also is funding 26 projects in 25 counties across the state. Projects range from on-lot septic systems to rain barrels to a series of farmer workshops. For a complete listing of awarded projects, visit tinyurl.com/2014-15Mini-grants.
For more information about the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, visit www.pacd.org.