Please join the Central MA Dairy Producers Association, UMass Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, MDAR, USDA-NRCS, and USDA FSA for their annual Twilight Meeting. This year the meeting will be hosted by Jordan Dairy Farm in Rutland, MA. Highlights of this year include information about no till corn cover crop system, with demonstration and case studies by Kate Parsons of NRCS as well as presentations by local farmers that have adopted the no till system. Come to the Annual Twilight Barn Meeting for a great educational event and dinner.
5:30- Registration, Social, and Barn Visit.
6:00- Welcome. Masoud Hashemi. University of Massachusetts.
6:05- Randy Jordan. Update on farm and methane digester
6:20- No Till Corn Cover Crop System
– Introduction. Dr. Masoud Hashemi (UMass)
– Demonstration and Case Studies. Kate Parsons (NRCS)
– Presentation by farmers that have adopted no till/ corn system:
Fred Hess (Amherst, MA)
Jim Koebke (Walnut Lane Farm, Dudley, MA)
James Galusha (Fairfield Farm, Williamstown, MA)
Mark Anderson (Landview Farm, Eagle Bridge, NY)
8:00- USDA Agencies Update. NRCS, MDAR, FSA, RMA
8:15- Dinner and Social