NOFA-NH Summer Series: No-Till Cover Cropping Systems: Crop Discussion and Equipment Demo

Event Time & Price

Date Jun 5, 2013 to Jun 5, 2013
Time 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Price Free

Event Location

Tuckaway Farm
89 Randall Road
Lee New Hampshire 03861

Free Cover Crop and Roller Crimper Demo at Tuckaway Farm. During this workshop, Dorn Cox will discuss and demonstrate the use of no-till planters, seed drills, and the roller crimper, as well as discuss cover crop selection specific for New Hampshire. Participants will receive tip sheets on roller crimper use and cover crop selection, and can ask questions specific to their needs. After the demonstration, participants are encouraged to stay for a potluck dinner. Bring your own blanket, flatware, silverware and a dish to share.

Please R.S.V.P. to Ray Conner, bof@nofanh.org

** The Strafford and Rockingham County Conservation Districts are getting a no-till drill to rent to farmers starting later in 2013! Vicki Strafford, from the districts, will be present to discuss how farmers can access this new tool! **

Presenter Bio: Dorn Cox lives and works with his family in Lee, N.H., on a 250-acre fourth-generation diversified organic farm. He has designed and constructed systems for small-scale grain processing, oilseed processing and biofuel production. He has also worked to select effective cover crops, grains and oilseed for food and energy production, and developed no-till and low-till equipment to reduce energy use and increase soil health in New Hampshire conditions. Dorn is the director of GreenStart, a New Hampshire nonprofit, and chairs the town of Lee’s Energy Committee. He is a founding member of the Great Bay Grain Cooperative, the Oyster River Biofuel Initiative and New England Farmers Union. He currently serves as a vice president of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts; has served on the New Hampshire Biodiesel Commission; and was the 2007 winner of New Hampshire Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Achievement Award. He has a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and is a Ph.D. student at the University of New Hampshire, developing biologically based local-food and local-energy systems designed to return carbon to the soil.

Funding for this workshop is provided by  the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food through a Specialty Crop Block Grant, in partnership with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).