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    Events & Activities

    Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014  |  Posted in Events & Activities, Latest News, Press Releases

    Farming in the Basin

    “Farming in the Basin” Meeting to focus on Nutrient Management Planning.

    Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Lake Champlain Basin Program will host a “Farming in the Basin” working lunch meeting on April 29 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The meeting will focus on the benefits of nutrient management plans, including increased farm productivity and guidance on how to qualify for additional resources. The meeting will be held at the Clinton County Extension office.

    Pete Hagar, of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Clinton County, will discuss cost-shared resources available to farmers to help achieve nutrient management goals. He will demonstrate a manure spreader weighing. A limited number of participating farmers will be provided with manure and soil test kits. Myra Lawyer, agriculture conservation specialist with the Lake Champlain Basin Program, will present seven critical items for a nutrient management plan. Kitty O’Neil, Ph.D., Regional Field Crops and Soils Specialist, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Northern New York will discuss technical aspects of soil nutrients.

    This event is the season opener of the “Farming in the Basin” series. These on-farm meetings highlight techniques and practices that improve farm productivity while efficiently managing natural resources and protecting the environment.

    Attendees must register for this event to ensure adequate supplies and materials for all participants. Contact CCE Clinton County at (518) 561-7450 or e-mail Peter Hagar at phh7@cornell.edu for more information.

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