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Queen Anne’s County Cover Crop Field Day

December 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm EST


This all day cover crop event will include tours of two Queen Anne County farms that are using cover crops to advance soil health and agronomic outcomes. Cover crops are an integral piece in improving soil quality outcomes by armoring the soil, maintaining a living root, and adding diversity to a cropping system. Learn how these farms of varying agricultural enterprises use cover crops in their management practices to improve their soil and their bottom line! Farmers and ag service providers are invited to learn about cover cropping strategies from two successful farmers and how they came to their current practices. We will also offer hands-on training about how to use the Maryland Soil Health Card, a discussion about cover crop planning strategies and tools, and information about opportunities for conservation technical and financial support through NRCS and MDA. See the detailed agenda on the registration page.


This event is FREE. Ticket includes coffee and snacks in the morning, and lunch to be held indoors at the Ruthsburg Community Hall.

This program is being hosted by NRCS, University of Maryland Extension, Future Harvest, Queen Anne’s County Soil Conservation District, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Sustainable Chesapeake, and the Million Acre Challenge. Funding for this project provided by Maryland NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Implementation 2021 and NIFA 1980 Capacity Building grant.
Arnold Farm participates in the Soil Health Benchmark Study. Mason’s Heritage Farm is home to one of our Farmer of the Foodshed winners, has been a Field Day host before, is an organic transitions mentor, and an INSR grain farmer network participant.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: NRCS, University of Maryland Extension, Queen Anne’s County Soil Conservation District, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Sustainable Chesapeake


December 6
8:30 am - 3:00 pm EST
Event Category:


Future Harvest
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