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March 18, 2014

Two Farmer’s Toolbox & Field Days Events in Snyder County

— MIDDLEBURG — The Snyder County Conservation District, along with USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and Penn State Extension, will host two “Toolbox & Field Days” events at two locations in Snyder County on April 10 and 11. Each event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a free lunch provided.

Attending farmers will discover management tools and gain information about handling manure nutrients, minimizing soil loss and increase soil water retention. Experts will also discuss cover crop mixtures and how farmers can improve their soil’s health.

A rainfall simulator will show farmers how different soil conditions react in regards to soil runoff and soil infiltration. A soil scientist will guide attendees what to look for underneath the soil surface. Soil quality and manure spreader calibration demonstrations are also scheduled.

Join your fellow farmers, Conservation District, NRCS and Penn State Extension at one of these events scheduled under roof and outside, rain or shine.

Beaver Community Fairgrounds, along Snyder Avenue in Beaver Springs, will host the April 10 field day. The April 11 field day will be held where the Middlecreek Valley Antique Association holds its events along Old Colony Road west of Selinsgrove.

Register with the Conservation District by April 8, by calling (570) 837-3000 or emailing sccd@ptd.net.

Questions about the field day events may be forwarded to Barry Spangler, agricultural conservation technician, at (570) 837-3000, ext. 118.

 

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