Dryland Farming & Cover Cropping Workshop - Conservation Education Series

This workshop will cover facts and statistics about agriculture in Southwest Colorado and dryland farming in particular, the challenges of dryland farming, and ideas about how to enhance the sustainability of dryland farming. The use of cover crops to reduce soil erosion, enhance soil fertility and biological activity and the suppression of weeds will be covered. These workshops are provided for farmers, landowners, backyard and community gardeners, and the general public. This workshop is most applicable to dryland farmers.

These workshops are provided for farmers, landowners, backyard and community gardeners, and the general public. This workshop is most applicable to dryland farmers.

   

    

               

Workshop Presenter

Abdel Berrada
Abdel Berrada“I was born and raised on a family farm in Morocco where we grew olives and other fruits, legumes, and grain cereals. I studied agricultural sciences (crop & soil sciences, animal science, agricultural engineering, and agronomy) at the Agronomic and Veterinary Institute in Rabat, Morocco with one year of coursework and field training at the National Agronomic Institute in Paris, France. I earned a PhD in agronomy from the University of Nebraska­Lincoln in 1983. All my professional life has been devoted to agricultural research and outreach. I worked in Morocco, Sub­Saharan Africa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado. I have been with Colorado State University (CSU) for 22 plus years, most of it as a Research Scientist and Manager at the Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket, CO. Since I have been here, we have tested numerous crops (alfalfa, barley, dry bean, corn, cover crops, oilseed crops, potatoes, sorghum, industrial hemp, etc.) and developed management practices to optimize their performance. When planning research and outreach programs and activities, we consult with our advisory committee, CSU faculty and Extension, and other partners to make sure that what we do is relevant to SW Colorado. In addition to field research, we organize workshops and field days to present research results and to inform the public about our programs and about relevant innovations in agriculture. In my spare time, I like to read, walk, garden, and explore the beautiful Four Corners Area.”


Cost: FREE
This workshop is provided FREE thanks to the La Plata Conservation District and grant from the Colorado State Conservation Board Natural Resources Matching Grants Program.

NOTE: In order to reserve your spot you must register on the La Plata Conservation District Website HERE.

Find the full list of Ohana Kuleana Community Garden workshops HERE. Find the full list of Conservation Education workshops HERE

Registration is required.

You must register on the La Plata Conservation District Website HERE. 

WHEN
August 24, 2016 at 4pm - 6pm
WHERE
La Plata County Fairgrounds
564 E 30th St
Durango, CO 81301
United States
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CONTACT
Sharon Orr ·

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