Southern Cover Crop Conference
Southern SARE, in conjunction with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, sponsored a comprehensive 2-day regional cover crops conference in North Carolina, hosted by diverse institutions across the Southern region. The conference took place July 18-19, 2016, targeted towards ag leaders across the Southern region.
The conference brought together researchers, Extension personnel, farmers, and ag industry specialists to discuss and learn about cover crop research, results, and education across the South.
The first day of the conference on July 18, held at the Agribusiness Center in Raper Hall at the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, NC, was devoted to workshops identifying priorities in research and extension and coordinating the response across the diverse institutions involved.
The second day of the conference on July 19, held at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro, NC, was reserved for demonstrations of new technologies and to share the best field demonstrations from the entire region. The conference also served to launch the Southern Cover Crops Council, which will provide ongoing support to SARE and other agencies in guiding cover crop research, education and outreach programs.
A series of videos created to highlight field demonstrations of the Southern Cover Crop Conference.
Published by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America's Southern region. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, under sub-award number: SC14-001. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.