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Panel: All About Cover Crops

Tune in for this panel discussion as four producers from varying backgrounds (beekeeping, grazing, egg production, and cash cropping) discuss the wide-ranging benefits of using cover crops.

*** This presentation is an OSCIA recognized Knowledge Sharing Event for Ontario On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) applicants. Please refer to OSCIA's website for information about the applicable program categories.

Janine McGowan has 17 years of beekeeping experience: from working 6 years under Paul Kelly at the University of Guelph's Honey Bee Research Centre, to working with commercial beekeepers, to now running her own community apiary and consulting “newbees”.

Janine spends her personal time doing a wide array of things like using a microscope to image pollen grains from flowers and making potions and tinctures from honey bee products. Janine continues to expand her knowledge of native pollinators, focusing on regenerative agriculture and gardening. Less grass and more habitat, please! Bring on pollinator-friendly cover crops!

Gerald and Marlene Poechman farm 400 acres of food and feed crops for 30 cows and 6,000 hens. The farm is organic for 30 years and still improving. The eggs are sold under the Yorkshire Valley brand. We look forward to the market acceptance of grass-fed eggs 365.

Please stay tuned for updated bios on Chris Boettcher, and Brett Israel who will also be part of the panel.

January 9, 2023 at 6:15:00 p.m.

CEU Credits Available:

One Crop Management credit will be available for this presentation.

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