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Frederick Fairgrounds - Home of The Great Frederick Fair

797 East Patrick Street

Frederick, MD 21701

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Join us on February 5, 2020 at The Great Frederick Fair Grounds, Building 9 for Cover Cropping 2.0 with guest speaker, Mr. Steve Groff.

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Join the Catoctin & Frederick Soil Conservation Districts in conjunction with the Frederick County Farm Bureau on February 5, 2020 at the Great Frederick Fair Grounds, Building 9 for our workshop, Cover Cropping 2.0. Learn about the innovations of advanced cover cropping from the pioneer himself, Steve Groff - who has been "The Trusted Voice of Cover Crop Innovation & Education for Over 25 Years." Mr. Groff will cover topics that include, but not limited to: cover crop mixes, benefits, and finances, as well as a small segment on the rising hemp industry. During lunch and breaks take some time to browse through booths from local agricultural companies.

Registration starts at 8:30 am with breakfast snacks and coffee provided.

The program will run from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm with lunch provided from Mountain Gate Family Restaurant.

Here is the tentative schedule:

8:30: Registration

9:00-10:00 Cover Crop/Soil Health: "What Got You Here, Won't Get You There" There is a fundamental shift on what may drive cover crop usage in the future.

10:00--10:15: BREAK

10:15-11:30 Cover Crop/Soil Health: "Integrating Multi-Species Cover Crops into Your Farming Operation" How to determine proper seeding rates, fertility credits, and termination dates.

11:30-12:30: LUNCH

12:30- 1:30 Hemp: "Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of CBD Hemp Production" What we learned in 2019 and what we'll do different in 2020.

1:30-1:45: BREAK

1:45-2:45 Cover Crop/Soil Health: "Sorting Through the Private Industries Push for Cover Crops, Carbon Credits, and Conservation Practices" Is this a good thing?

Maryland Nutrient Management and Certified Crop Adviser credits available.

Please RSVP by January 24th through the eventbrite link or call Emily Doney with the Catoctin/Frederick Soil Conservation Districts at 301-732-8583.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Check out Mr. Groff's website to learn a little bit more about his journey - https://www.stevegroff.com

We would like to thank our sponsors:

  • Frederick County Farm Bureau
  • King's Agri-Seed
  • Hoober, Inc.
  • Hubner Seed

In the event of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled and a snow date will be posted at a later date.

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