We had a great time at the UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils (NWCS) 2018 Field Day, and were happy to sponsor speaker and farmer Blake Vince for the event! The day began with a tour around Borderview Research Farm where members of the NWCS team explained the various research trials going on, presented some data they ahve collected, and interpreted what that data means for farmers when choosing crop varieties and making management decisions. Attendees then enjoyed a delicious BBQ lunch and the Tasting Tent! During the final hour and a half, attendees could choose an afternoon session to go to. The afternoon sessions were on healthy soil (speaker: Blake Vince), barley and hops, perennial forages, hemp irrigation, and pollinators.
In this afternoon session the group discussed soil health, cover crops and no-till.