Conservation Partnership Field Day
an official SC New and Beginning Farmer Program Event
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Cooper Family Farms
209 Stokes Rd.
Bishopville, SC 29010
Register online at www.CooperFamilyFarms.eventbrite.com!
Farmers and natural resource professionals are invited to meet the Cooper Family of Kershaw County and learn how they've partnered with USDA-NRCS and other organizations to add high tunnel vegetable production to their farm enterprise, improve soil health through cover cropping and reduced tillage, conserve water through efficient irrigtaion practices, and create habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects. Enjoy a BBQ lunch, tour the farm and network with farmers and natural resource professionals!
- High Tunnels - Gena Moore, Organic Research Coordinator, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
- Pollinator Habitat - Sudie Daves Thomas, Wildlife Biologist, USDA-NRCS
- Cover Crops and Soil Health - Gordon Mikell, Conservation Agronomist, USDA-NRCS and Dr. Buz Kloot, Associate Professoor, USC
- Irrigation Efficiency and Water Conservation - Dr. Dara Park, Soil and Water Specialist, Clemson University
- Technical and Financial Assistance through USDA-NRCS - Kellee Melton, Assistant State Conservationist, USDA-NRCS
This event is free and includes lunch, but preregistration is required. Register online at www.CooperFamilyFarms.eventbrite.com or RSVP to Charlie Fisher at email@example.com or 803-576-2080.
This workshop is sponsored by the Kershaw and Richland Soil and Water Conservation Districts with support from the organizations shown below. Some material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 20216-70017-25351.