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The University of Vermont Extension is offering FREE No-Till Intensive Training for Technical Service Providers! Participating TSP's will attend the following components of the No-Till Intensive Trainings:

1. Webinar Trainings8 CCA credits, 1 pesticide credit

Each webinar will host a farmer, researcher, or other expert practitioner. The classes will discuss common obstacles to implementing a successful no-till program, address these issues through field proven technical knowledge, and follow a training plan that will best enable the TSP to support the farmers in the no-till practice transition. They will be held every other Monday from 11:00am-12:30pm starting on November 5, 2018 and ending February 18, 2019. Full agenda below:

  • 11/5/18 - Introduction to No-Till; Heather Darby
  • 11/19/18 - Manure & Fertility Management; Charlie White
  • 12/3/18 - Pest Management; Bill Curran & John Tooker
  • 12/17/18 - Soil & Water Management; Odette Menard
  • 1/7/19 - Economics of No-Til and Record Keeping; Kirsten Workman
  • 1/21/19 - Equipment and No-Till Application Tools; Jeff Sanders
  • 2/4/19 - Precision Ag. Technology for No-Till; Scott Magnan
  • 2/18/19 - It’s a Management Style, Not a Technique; Heather Darby, Jeff Sanders, and Kirsten Workman

2. No-Till & Cover Crop Symposium5 CCA credits per event

Participating TSPs will attend both the 2019 and 2020 symposiums at no cost to them! Next years event is scheduled for February 28, 2019 in Burlington, Vermont.

3. In-Field Intensive Training6 CCA credits per training

Four (4) in-field intensives will be held in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Participating TSPs are required to attend at least one. They will be hosted by local collaborating farms that have incorporated no-till into their crop management sytems. These hands-on workshops will foster a stronger working knowledge of no-till equipment, soil health, fertility, and technology used to make no-till systems successful. The in-field intensive trainings will be offered during Summer/Fall 2019. Dates and locations TBA.

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