Building Healthy Soil Featuring the Yeoman’s Plow and Soil Aerator

The Hillsborough County Conservation District and Strafford County Conservation Districts are partnering to offer a workshop on Building Healthy Soil specifically looking at how it impacts pasture and grazing management techniques.  This is the third workshop in a series of three soil health educational opportunities for agricultural producers. (You don’t need to have attended the first two to attend this one!)  Please see attached flyer for complete details.  This event will be held on Wednesday, October 7th from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM at Normanton Farm in Litchfield.  There is NO COST to attend, but pre-registration is required.  Please RSVP to Kerry by October 5th, 2015 – kerry.rickrode@nh.nacdnet.net or 673-2409 Ext 100.

Come learn more about how you can increase the efficiency, profitability and crop yields while building optimum soil health on your farm.

See the flyer for more details

Workshop: Keyline Soil Formation and Landscape Design, Featuring the Yeomans Plow, September 12th

September 12, 2015 from 12 pm to 4:30 pm in New Durham, NH

This upcoming hands-on workshop is an exciting opportunity to learn about the keyline strategy and how it might help your farm. Including Keyline subsoiling and landscape design in your whole-farm management can help to improve soil health, increase yields, improve water infiltration and increase the depth of carbon-rich topsoil on your farm. The workshop will be led by by Vermont-based Abe Collins of Collins Grazing, LLC.

SCCD will have a Yeomans plow available to rent, which is an implement that helps to break up deep soil compaction and improve soil  health. This workshop is your chance to learn how you might be able to use the plow on your property and see it in action.

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The annual Strafford County Conservation District meeting will be held after the workshop. Dinner will be provided, and Abe Collins will speak on growing working watersheds.

Come for the Keyline workshop, the annual meeting, or both!

Please RSVP if you’d like to attend the workshop and/or annual meeting. Get all of the details, agenda, and registration form here: Keyline Workshop and Annual Meeting

If you have any problems downloading the flyer and RSVP form, let us know and we will mail you one.

 

Silvopasture Workshop May 27th

silvopastureThe second workshop of a silvopasture workshop series will be held on May 27th, 4pm, at Steve Normanton’s grass-fed beef farm in Litchfield. The topic of the workshop is the use of pigs to clear understories and establish forage.

For all of the details, Check out the flyer!

If attending, please RSVP to info@straffordccd.org.