The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) is hosting Cover Crops and Soil Health forums across the U.S. on Feb. 18 at locations in every state. In conjunction with the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, the forums will offer a live-streamed broadcast of opening sessions from the conference, including Tom Vilsack (invited) and Howard G. Buffet, plus a panel discussion with expert farmers.
The local forums offer a way for farmers to attend and learn from the national conference while staying near home, and still have the chance to talk about cover crops with local farmers.
"This will be a great opportunity for farmers interested in cover crops and soil health to meet up with like-minded individuals from their local area to discuss both local and national issues related to cover crops," said Dr. Rob Myers, conference chairman and Regional Director of Extension Programs, North Central Region SARE. "We hope that farmers will come prepared with questions and ideas that they can feed back to USDA about programs and assistance needed for cover crops and soil health."
Please RSVP to ensure adequate seating and to get specific details about the forum as programs will vary by location. Live streaming from the national conference will begin at forum locations at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time, except at Pacific Standard Time locations, where the broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 30-45 minutes ahead of time for check in and introductions.
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