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Reduced Tillage, Cover Crops, and Crop Rotations on an Organic Vegetable Farm - Farmer Field Day
Tuesday, June 04, 2024, 1:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Reduced Tillage, Cover Crops, and Crop Rotations on an Organic Vegetable Farm

Lazy Eight Stock Farm, Paint Lick KY -- June 4, 2024 -- 1-4 pm ET


Lazy Eight Stock Farm is a 420-acre Certified Organic farm located on the banks of the Paint Lick Creek in Madison and Garrard counties. Dedicated to farming practices that are rooted in biological systems, Bryce Baumann and his farm crew tend to more than 25 acres of certified organic vegetables using a standardized permanent bed system, intentional crop rotation, cover crops, minimal tillage and reduction of plastic mulch. Join this OAK Farmer Field Day to visit Lazy Eight’s fields in multiple successions of late spring crops, observe demonstrations of reduced tillage and vegetable intercropping, explore cultivation equipment, learn about field production of cut flowers, and view their ½-acre covered crop production*. Hear from Bryce, OAK staff and NRCS representatives how Lazy Eight is implementing conservation practices within their organic vegetable production that build soil health, increase conservation of the farm’s natural resources, improve their climate resilience, and earn financial assistance to serve the farm, their community and future generations. As a Kentucky farm enrolled in OAK's USDA supported Climate-Smart Project, Lazy Eight Stock Farm has committed to implementing climate-smart practices and assessing whole-farm sustainability. Learn more about OAK's project at https://www.oak-ky.org/climate-smart-project. *Weather-dependent activities include a glimpse into field production of cut flowers and a chance to view Lazy Eight's ½-acre covered crop production. Support for this project comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities under agreement number NR233A750004G092.

BONUS: Please consider joining us for our OAK Social Meetup, an informal post-event gathering in Berea immediately following the event. Find details here.


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