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Feb
22
Fri
Free Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ NCCD Environmental Education Center
Feb 22 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Free Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ NCCD Environmental Education Center | Sunbury | Pennsylvania | United States

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED.

* Please register at (570) 495‐4665 ext. 304 a week prior to your chosen workshop. *

One‐on‐one assistance will be available in order for attendees to leave the workshop with a completed Manure Management Plan for their farm. Have questions about Ag E&S Plans? Need help with your Plan? We can help with these as well! Please bring as much information as possible about your fields (Home, Satellite, and Rented), animal species & numbers, management practices, etc.

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Mar
1
Fri
Free Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ NCCD Environmental Education Center
Mar 1 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Free Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ NCCD Environmental Education Center | Sunbury | Pennsylvania | United States

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED.

* Please register at (570) 495‐4665 ext. 304 a week prior to your chosen workshop. *

One‐on‐one assistance will be available in order for attendees to leave the workshop with a completed Manure Management Plan for their farm. Have questions about Ag E&S Plans? Need help with your Plan? We can help with these as well! Please bring as much information as possible about your fields (Home, Satellite, and Rented), animal species & numbers, management practices, etc.

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Mar
8
Fri
Free Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ NCCD Environmental Education Center
Mar 8 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Free Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ NCCD Environmental Education Center | Sunbury | Pennsylvania | United States

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED.

* Please register at (570) 495‐4665 ext. 304 a week prior to your chosen workshop. *

One‐on‐one assistance will be available in order for attendees to leave the workshop with a completed Manure Management Plan for their farm. Have questions about Ag E&S Plans? Need help with your Plan? We can help with these as well! Please bring as much information as possible about your fields (Home, Satellite, and Rented), animal species & numbers, management practices, etc.

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Mar
12
Tue
2019 Conservation District Forum @ Revival Tabernacle
Mar 12 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2019 Conservation District Forum @ Revival Tabernacle | Watsontown | Pennsylvania | United States

Important topics…
Pesticide credits…
A delicious lunch..

We invite you to register for this year’s winter meeting, scheduled for March 12, 2019, at the Revival Tabernacle in Watsontown. Registration includes coffee and refreshments in the morning, credits for pesticide applicators, and a delicious lunch. Vendors will also be present.

To register, detach the registration section of this flyer and send it in with your registration fee. The deadline is March 4, 2019.

Download the Brochure, Pick a group, fill out the registration form and send it back to NCCD to register.

For more information, please contact our office at 570‐495‐4665 or email us at info@nccdpa.org.

Mar
14
Thu
Soil Health Meeting @ Pine Barn Inn
Mar 14 @ 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Soil Health Meeting @ Pine Barn Inn | Danville | Pennsylvania | United States

Connecting Soils and Profits:
No-till, Cover Crops, Soil Health & Grazing

Download the Brochure to Register

Registration

COST:
$25.00/person (includes hot lunch)
Late Registration – $30.00/person for registrations after March 8, 2019

MAIL REGISTRATION TO:
Columbia County Conservation District
c/o Tracey Oman
702 Sawmill Road, Suite 204
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

*Mail Checks Payable to CCCD*

AGENDA

7:30 – 8:30 AM – Registration and Networking

8:30 – 8:40 AM – Welcome (Columbia County CD & NRCS)

8:40 – 9:10 AM – Soil Erosion & Runoff Demonstration
Leroy Bupp, PA No-Till Alliance

9:10 – 10:10 AM – To Graze or Not & How to Improve?
Dr. Allen Williams, Soil Consultants LLC.

10:10 – 10:40 AM – Break & Networking

10:40 – 11:40 AM – Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds in a Soil Health System
John Wallace, PH.D. PSU

11:40 – 12:15 PM – Producer Panel Discussion: Ruts, Mud & Covers, How did we do in 2018?
Brian Tworkoski, Chris Broyan, Steve Chapin, Brett Taylor

12:15 – 1:10 PM – LUNCH

1:10 – 2:10 PM – IPM & Soil Health: An Argument for Avoiding Preventative Insecticide Use
John Tooker, PH.D., PSU

2:10 – 3:10 PM – Extending the Grazing Season & Case Studies
Dr. Allen Williams, Soil Consultants, LLC.

3:10 – 4:00 PM – Q & A with Dr. WIlliams

Our Speakers

Dr. Allen Williams
Allen Williams is a 6th generation family farmer and founding partner of Soil Health Consultants, LLC, Grass Fed Insights, LLC, and a partner in Joyce Farms, Inc. He has consulted more than 4,200 farmers and ranchers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America. Allen pioneered many of the early adaptive grazing protocols and forage finishing techniques and has spent the last fifteen years refining them. His research and business focus include soil health, cover crop/livestock integration, adaptive forage and grazing management, high attribute pasture-based meat production, and alternative marketing systems. Allen and his colleagues specialize in whole farm and ranch planning based on regenerative agriculture.

John Wallace, PH.D.
John Wallace serves as an Assistant Professor of Weed Science and Weed Extension Specialist for field and forage crops at Penn State University. His research and extension program focuses on best management practices for new weed control technologies, integrated weed management tactics, negotiating tradeoffs between weed management and soil health practices, and organic weed management strategies in full- and reduced- tillage systems.

John Tooker, PH.D.
John Tooker serves as an Associate Professor of Entomology Extension Specialist at Penn State University. His research focuses on the principle that while soil health systems improve soil quality, they can also simultaneously help build robust populations of soil invertebrates, including predatory species that can be allies in pest control. His research suggests that incorporating IPM with other soil health practices maximizes the potential for fields to better withstand pest invasions while diminishing the potential for pesticides to degrade benefits provided by soil health practices.

Mar
15
Fri
Free Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ NCCD Environmental Education Center
Mar 15 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Free Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ NCCD Environmental Education Center | Sunbury | Pennsylvania | United States

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED.

* Please register at (570) 495‐4665 ext. 304 a week prior to your chosen workshop. *

One‐on‐one assistance will be available in order for attendees to leave the workshop with a completed Manure Management Plan for their farm. Have questions about Ag E&S Plans? Need help with your Plan? We can help with these as well! Please bring as much information as possible about your fields (Home, Satellite, and Rented), animal species & numbers, management practices, etc.

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Mar
25
Mon
Free Half Day Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ Rovendale Ag & Barn
Mar 25 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Free Half Day Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ Rovendale Ag & Barn | Watsontown | Pennsylvania | United States

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED.

* Please register at (570) 495‐4665 ext. 304 a week prior to your chosen workshop. *

One‐on‐one assistance will be available in order for attendees to leave the workshop with a completed Manure Management Plan for their farm. Have questions about Ag E&S Plans? Need help with your Plan? We can help with these as well! Please bring as much information as possible about your fields (Home, Satellite, and Rented), animal species & numbers, management practices, etc.

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Tree Sale Deadline
Mar 25 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tree Sale Deadline @ Sunbury | Pennsylvania | United States

Happy Planting!

Mar
29
Fri
Free Half Day Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ Ag. Research Service (ARS) Lab
Mar 29 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Free Half Day Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop @ Ag. Research Service (ARS) Lab | Klingerstown | Pennsylvania | United States

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED.

* Please register at (570) 495‐4665 ext. 304 a week prior to your chosen workshop. *

One‐on‐one assistance will be available in order for attendees to leave the workshop with a completed Manure Management Plan for their farm. Have questions about Ag E&S Plans? Need help with your Plan? We can help with these as well! Please bring as much information as possible about your fields (Home, Satellite, and Rented), animal species & numbers, management practices, etc.

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Apr
24
Wed
Tree Sale Pickup Dates @ Rockefeller Township Building
Apr 24 @ 7:00 AM – Apr 25 @ 7:00 PM
Tree Sale Pickup Dates @ Rockefeller Township Building | Sunbury | Pennsylvania | United States

Happy Planting!