2018 11th Annual Crops & Soils Field Day

Alburgh, Vermont
Thursday, July 26, 2018
2018 11th Annual Crops & Soils Field Day
Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Borderview Research Farm
(802) 796-3292
487 Line Road
Alburgh, Vermont 05440
United States

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Join us for our 11th Annual Crops & Soils Field Day (click to view flyer) on July 26th - 'There's Something Growing On Around Here'. The day's activities will show how the program is tackling challenges faced by Vermont farmers through researching new crops and new approaches to farming in northern New England. Tours will be offered of research trials and there will be several afternoon sessions to choose from. Ontario farmer Blake Vince will share his experience with no-till and cover cropping as well.  

Blake Vince is a 5th generation farmer from Merlin, Ontario. He works alongside his father and uncle and they currently produce corn, soybeans, and winter wheat on 1300 acres.  The Vince family started no-  tilling in 1983 and today they are suing cover crops in various capacities.

On-site check-in gets underway at 9:15 a.m. with a guided tour starting at  10 a.m. Participants will tour the more than 3,000 plots of research trials  focused on cereal grain and soybean varieties; reduced tillage in silage corn; innovative crops such as hemp, dry beans, hops and milkweed; and cover crops and other soil health trials for forages and perennial grasses, vegetable and field crops.

Afternoon sessions will include:
  • No-till and Cover Crops, Ontario farmer Blake Vince
  • Perennial Forage Management, Consultant Sarah Flack and UVM Sid Bosworth
  • Pollinators, UVM Spencer Hardy and John Hayden from The Farm Between
  • Hemp Irrigation, Trevor Hardy from Brookdale Farms in NH
  • Malt Barley and Hop Quality, Peterson Quality Malt and Foam Brewery
We will have sponsor exhibits (all day) and our Tasting Tent (11:30am to 2:30pm).  Tasting Tent vendors this year include All Souls Tortilleria, Butterworks Farm, and Mill River Brewing!  Kingdom Creamery will be there with delicious ice cream!

You can sign up to earn CCA and water quality training education credits.

Cost is $25 per participant and $10 per farmer and includes lunch. USD funds only please.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or 1-800-639-2130 (toll-free in Vt only) or susan.brouillette@uvm.edu by July 5, 2018 so we may assist you.

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