Stokes Cooperative Extension to Host Cover Crop Class

Stokes Cooperative Extension will offer the class Cover Crop Basics at the Cooperative Extension office at 700 North Main Street in Danbury on Tuesday, September 27 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Topics discussed will include Benefits of Cover Crops, Preparing for Cover Crops, Cover Crops Varieties for Our Area, Cover Crops as Food for Wildlife, and Sources for Cover Crop Seed.

Cover crops are crops not intended as cash crops that serve to improve soils, increase water retention, control erosion, attract beneficial insects, and reduce fertilizer costs. Cover crops can scaled for a variety of applications such as home gardens, small scale market producers, and lager scale agricultural operations.

Instructors will be Stokes Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent Randy Fulk and Forsyth Cooperative Extension Small Farms and Local Foods Agent Mary Jac Brennen.

Cost of the class is $10 which will include a copy of the Sustainable Agriculture and Research publication Managing Cover Crops Profitably.

Advance registration is requested. To register for the class or for more information contact Randy Fulk, horticulture Agent at 336-593-8179 or by email at

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