Franklin County Farm to Host Field Day for Farmers

FRANKLIN – A field day will be held on October 20, at the Roll Land Farm in Franklin for farmers interested in hearing the latest about soil health, cover crops and related topics.

The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program is hosting the 2022 Fall Farm Meeting in collaboration with the Franklin Grand Isle Farmer’s Watershed Association and Friends of Northern Lake Champlain. It will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a free lunch and tour of Due North Vineyards, also in Franklin.

The agenda includes project updates from the three host organizations along with discussions on corn harvesting, planting cover crops, grassland manure injection, precision sustainable agriculture and the state of soil health in Vermont. Farmers also will receive an update on Lake Carmi and hear from several state agencies about their programs.

Registration and lunch are free but preregistration is required by Oct. 18 at  2022fallfarmmeeting.eventbrite.com. Certified Crop Adviser, water quality and custom applicator credits will be available.  

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Susan Brouillette at (802) 524-6501, ext. 432, no later than Oct. 6.