On Tuesday March 26, 2013 the Hanover – Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District was proud to assist Va NRCS in facilitating a meeting of the State Technical Committee.
It was an NRCS meeting but our district assisted in logistics and set up. The meeting was held in the fellowship hall of a local church and the demonstrations were held at Cabin Hill Farm, the base of Engel Family Farms.
below are photos from the event taken by Marian Moody and Jim Tate of Hanover Caroline SWCD.
Dr Wade Thomason, Discussing his research and CIG grant
Chris Lawrence and Kevin Engel
watching the rainfall simulator
J B Daniel explaining what is happening and why
the rainfall simulator in action
Chris Lawrence explaining what is going to happen
an actual slice of multispecies cover crop from a participant field
LOOK….I found a worm!!!
a slice of multispecies cover crop upside down
chris Lawrence expalining the basicis of soil health
four basic principles are the keys to building soil health
actual multi species cover crops on display
Mr. Bricker presides over the meeting of the State Technical committee
Kevin Engel welcomes the audience to his farm
The results are visual and dramatic
J B Daniel Va NRCS Forage Agronomist
J B Daniel and Chris Lawrenece run the rainfall simulator
Rainfall simulator demo
Chris Lawrence Va NRCS Cropland Agronomist talking about soil health
Jack Bricker Va NRCS State Conserveationist
Jim Tate, HCSWCD Conservation Specialist , telling stories