Cover cropInterested in cover crops? Farmers, students, researchers, extension educators, government and industry representatives, and other cover crop enthusiasts are invited to the first annual Northeast Cover Crops Council Meeting hosted by Cornell University and the USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center on November 8-9, 2017.  Presentations on November 8 will focus on soil health, cover crop practices for no-till, pest management, cover crop mixtures, harvesting cover crops for forage, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own work in a Poster Reception featuring local and seasonal refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. November 9 will feature a field tour of the cover crop demonstration plots at the USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center in Big Flats, NY. This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about advances and network with cover crop experts from the Northeast.

Space is limited, so register now to secure your spot!  (Once capacity is reached, a wait list will become available.)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cornell University - The Statler Hotel
130 Statler Drive
Ithaca, New York 14853

The following Certified Crop Adviser CEUs will be available for the November 8th meeting:

Nutrient Management: 1.5
Soil & Water Management: 1.5
Integrated Pest Management: 1.5
Crop Management: 9
Professional Development: 1.5
Sustainability: 3

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Registration for this day is separate and may be completed through this website.

USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center
3266 RT 352
Big Flats, NY 14814

The following Certified Crop Adviser CEUs will be available for the November 9th field tour:

Nutrient Management: 0.5
Soil & Water Management: 0.5
Crop Management: 2.0

And, there will be 0.5 NY DEC pesticide recertification credits available along with 1.5 PA nutrient management credits.

Thanks to Johnny’s Selected Seeds, King’s Agriseeds, and Northeast SARE for their support of this meeting.

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Questions about the meeting? Please contact Sandra Wayman at

Registration questions or difficulties, please contact Jenn Thomas-Murphy at



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