Date

May 15 2024

Time

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Register

Crop Rotation Theory and Practice

From The Piney Woods School Workshop Series

WHAT is a crop rotation system and WHY is it important to your farm?

Topics will include:

  • the fundamentals of good soil management
  • using rotations for natural pest management
  • using rotations for weed control
  • using rotations for disease management
  • theories of crop rotations
  • practical scenarios for rotations explored
  • including cover crops in your rotations
  • using NRCS-approved conservation practices to enhance production

Arrive at 9am to sign in and meet with other farmers. Workshop begins promptly at 9:30. Lunch will be served!

Workshop and lunch are FREE!

LOCATION:

The Piney Woods School Farm

5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148

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Event is sponsored by a USDA NRCS grant. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Provider, and Lender.

FAQ

  1. How is this event free?
    This workshop has been funded through a grant to The Piney Woods School through the Natural Resource Conservation Service within USDA.
  2. Do I have to pay for lunch?
    No. Lunch is provided courtesy of The Piney Woods cafeteria.
  3. I’m a beginning farmer. Is it okay if I attend?
    The workshops are designed for farmers at all levels of experience.
  4. Will someone be there to help my farm if I need additional assistance?
    Yes! Staff from Up in Farms and NRCS are available to provide you free farm visitations and technical assistance.

Additional project partners include:

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Location

The Piney Woods School Farm
5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148
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Hourly Schedule

Agenda

9:00am - 9:30am
Sign In
Sign in and meet fellow farmers and presenters.
9:30am - 10:00am
Fundamentals of Good Soil Management
Speakers:
Delaney Johnson
10:00am - 11:00am
The Purpose of Crop Rotations
Speakers:
Delaney Johnson, TBD
11:00am - 12:00pm
Planning Crop Rotations
Speakers:
TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Crop Rotation Scenarios Explored
Speakers:
Delaney Johnson, TBD
1:45 - 2:15
Getting Help from USDA-NRCS
Speakers:
David Watkins, Delaney Johnson
Delaney Johnson
Delaney Johnson
Soil and Conservation Science Director, Up in Farms
Mr. Johnson joined Up in Farms after a prestigious 30+ year career at USDA NRCS, including a 12-year term as the State Soil Scientist for Mississippi. Mr. Johnson's experience in both soil science and conservation make him an indispensable fount of knowledge for technical support and training for our farming community.
TBD
Speaker soon to be announced
David Watkins
David Watkins
CEO, Up in Farms
David is the Founder and CEO of Up in Farms. He brings his background in media production, project management and teaching into the heart of the organization. He was designated USDA Value Chain Coordinator and became a certified auditor USDA's GroupGAP program.

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General Admission
FREE
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Labels

Piney Woods - NRCS Workshop
Up in Farms

Organizer

Up in Farms
Email
[email protected]

This event is hosted by Up in Farms and its partner organizations.

Sponsor

  • USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
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Speakers

  • Delaney Johnson
    Delaney Johnson
    Soil and Conservation Science Director, Up in Farms

    Mr. Johnson joined Up in Farms after a prestigious 30+ year career at USDA NRCS, including a 12-year term as the State Soil Scientist for Mississippi. Mr. Johnson’s experience in both soil science and conservation make him an indispensable fount of knowledge for technical support and training for our farming community.

  • Dex Hewes
    Dex Hewes
    Farm Technology Specialist, Up in Farms

    Dex recently completed training in a master irrigation program and provides technical assistance in irrigation for small farms. Additionally, Dex has training in drone services specifically for mapping farm plots.

  • David Watkins
    David Watkins
    CEO, Up in Farms

    David is the Founder and CEO of Up in Farms. He brings his background in media production, project management and teaching into the heart of the organization. He was designated USDA Value Chain Coordinator and became a certified auditor USDA’s GroupGAP program.

  • TBD

    Speaker soon to be announced

Weather

Sunny
Sunny
81 °F
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Wind: 14 MPH
Humidity: 54 %
Feels like: 84 °F

Locations

The Piney Woods School Farm
5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148

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