Notice is hereby given that the Venango Dirt & Gravel Roads Quality Assurance Board has scheduled a meeting to be held February 3rd, 2015 at 11:00am at Dawndi's Restaurant, 136 Warren Road, Franklin PA 16323.
Do you have questions about No-Till, Cover Crops, or Soil Health? Do you know how implementing no-till and cover crops can improve the soil and can even benefit you financially? Are you curious to know how other farmers in this area are implementing these practices?
If so, please join the Venango Conservation District for their first Agricultural Roundtable Meeting. This Roundtable will be a discussion forum regarding no-till, cover crops, and soil health, lead by No-Till Specialist and retired NRCS Agronomist, Joel Myers. Joel is a lifetime farmer and has been practicing strict no-till on his Pennsylvania farm for 30 years and implementing cover crops for 12 years. Joel, along with other local agricultural specialists will be there to discuss these topics, technical and financial assistance programs for farmers, and any questions you may have. This is a great opportunity to meet with other local farmers to hear about what types of practices they are implementing on their operations, and to hear how certain farming practices work in regards to crop land in this area.
There will be an $8.00 registration fee to help cover meal costs and materials. Registration is required by January 30th, 2015. For more information or to register, please contact Becky Deeter at the Venango Conservation District by calling 814-676-2832 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFTERNOON MEETING - 11am - 2pm at King's Restaurant in Franklin PA
EVENING MEETING - 5pm - 8pm at King's Restaurant in Barkeyville PA
Every farming operation in Pennsylvania, regardless of animal type or number, that produces or land applies manure must have and implement a written Manure Management Plan (MMP) required under DEP's Land Application of Manure Revision released in October 2011.
The Venango Conservation District will host a series of workshops to provide an overview of the Manure Management Program and the steps to completing a Manure Management Plan. Time and assistance will be provided to successfully complete a plan while attending a workshop. All workshops will be held at the Nature Lodge located on Two Mile Run County Park at 417 Beach Road, Franklin PA 16323.
Saturday January 24th 2015 - 10am - 12pm - registration deadline Jan 21st.
overview of Manure Management - plans will not be completed at this workshop
Tuesday February 17th 2015 - 9am - 3pm - registration deadline Feb 13th.
Thursday March 19th 2015 - 11am - 3pm - registration deadline Mar17th.
Wednesday April 15th 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm - registration deadline Apr 13th.
this workshop has a focus toward equine operations
Workshops include a light meal and refreshments. To register, please call 814-676-2832 or email email@example.com.
Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Clean Water Fund.