Soil Health Equipment Farm Day Spring 2023

The event will include an exhibition of low and no-till farm equipment, methods and results for all scales of farming. Workshops will cover best methods for no-till seeding, crimping, etc., along with cover crop implementation for soil health improvement. The day will include farmer-to-farmer sharing of ‘best practices’, so farmers can exchange information on soil health methods that have worked on their farm.

March 2, 2023: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Due to an unexpected heating issue at the UConn Extension Center in Haddam, CT we are not able to host the Soil Health & Conservation Farm Equipment event at that location. We appreciate your patience as we redirect and host the event in two parts at other locations in Haddam, CT. Please contact us with any questions. See you this Thursday, March 2, 2023, starting at 1pm. Location details are provided below.

The event will begin at 1pm to view Conservation Farm Equipment on Display & Farmer Discussion led by John Halfinger, Halfinger Farms 

Halfinger Farms is located at:

489 Candlewood Hill Rd,

Higganum, CT 06441

1:45pm the event will move to

Haddam Old Town Hall/Masonic Lodge

21 Field Park Drive

Haddam, CT 06438

2 PM Presentations

  • Climate Smart Agriculture Practices & Incentives Vivian Felten, CT NRCS 

  • Climate Adaptation and Soil Health in Practice Caro Rozell, AFT New England

  • Equipment in Action Videos RiverCOG/Regional Agriculture Commission

  • Equipment in Action Videos Jay Zimmerman, Zimmerman Farm Services, Inc.

  • ~Break~

3 PM Presentations

  • Farmer perspective on cover crops & no-till Will DellaCamera, Cecarelli Farms 

  • Trap Crops Ana Legrand, UConn  

  • Farmer Grants Ali Rose Grabarz, CT Department of Agriculture

4PM Networking & Refreshments

To register, go to the NOFA website.