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Location: Gladstone, VA
Are you tired of fighting weeds? Do you want to reduce your fertilizer costs? Do your crop yields need a boost? Join NRCS and the Robert E. Lee SWCD at 8:30 a.m. on October 7 for our joint Soil Health Field Day in Gladstone, VA.
The program will include two tracks: Conservation Farming and Backyard Conservation. NRCS agronomists Chris Lawrence and J.B. Daniel will host the Conservation Farming portion, which includes the following presentations:
Benefits of Cover Crops (11 a.m. - Noon)
Rainfall Simulator Demonstration (12:45 - 1:45 p.m.)
Building Organic Matter in Your Pastures (1:45 - 2:45 p.m.)
The Backyard Conservation track focuses on improving your backyard landscapes, composting and vermiculture, and rain barrel construction. (The cost for the rain barrel and hardware is $50.)
Fees: No cost to attend and walk-ins are welcome. Registration for lunch and rain barrel construction is required by October 1.
Registration required: Yes