Sutter County RCD will host a workshop on soil health and cover cropping on October 11, with topics including “Using Cover Crops as a Tool”, “Equipment Basics and Calibration Demonstration”, and “Cover Cropping Opportunities.” Presentations will be given by a local landowner and NRCS and a Punjabi interpreter will be present. You’re invited to join them on Thursday, October 11th, 7:30am–12pm in Yuba City.
7:30 – Coffee and light refreshments
8:00 – Welcome and introductions – Stephanie Bateman, Sutter County RCD
8:10 – Soil health basics – Zahangir Kabir, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist
– Rain Simulator demonstration
8:40 – Cover crop basics – Margaret Smither-Kopperl, NRCS PMC Manager
9:10 – Cover Crops as a tool – Tom Johnson, Kamprath Seed
9:40 – Case Study – Valerie Bullard. NRCS PMC Agronomist & Raghbir Atwal, Farmer
10:00 – Different tools and equipment used for cover cropping – Matthew Bronson, NRCS PMC Farm Manager
10:30 – Calibration demonstrations and practice – Matthew Bronson, NRCS
11:15 – Calculating PLS – Valerie Bullard, NRCS
11:30 – Opportunities in cover cropping – Stephanie Bateman, SCRCD
12:00 — End
**Punjabi Interpreter will be provided!
Locations:3374 N. Township Rd, YubaCity
Questions, RSVP & More Info: Sutter County RCD @ 530-216-5868 or Jacquelyn.Filter@ca.nacdnet.net