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Sustainable Farming Twilight Meeting


Aaron Cooper

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Come join us to see how USDA-ARS on-farm research is using cover crops, poultry litter, and tillage practices in more economically and environmentally sustainable systems. Learn how you can capitalize on the growing interest in local, sustainable, and organic markets.

5:00 Catered chicken dinner; ice cream from a local dairy5:30 Welcome and Introductions – USDA-ARS and Wicomico County Extension5:40 Cutmaptico Farm/CutFresh Organics - Aaron Cooper, owner 5:50 What's Happening with Local Food, CSAs, Farmer and Direct Markets – farmer discussion6:10 Combining Cover Crops and Poultry Litter to Supply Corn Nutrients - John Spargo, USDA-ARS6:30 Cover Crops, Reduced Tillage, and Pest Management in Sustainable Systems – Steven Mirsky, USDA-ARS6:50 NRCS EQIP Funds for Transitioning to Organic - Teresa Kampmeyer, NRCS-Wicomico Co.7:10 Organic Snap Bean and Edamame Production – Aaron Cooper7:30 AdjournBring a lawn chair or blanket for seating while eating and comfortable shoes for touring plots.Please register by Thursday 7/28 by calling the Wicomico Extension office at 410-749-6141. A fee of $10 per participant may be paid at the Extension office or at the field site.Aaron and Betsy Cooper operate Cutfresh Organics, LLC near Eden, MD in Wicomico County. Their organic vegetable and grain operation utilizes a small portion of the 600 acre Cutmaptico Farms owned by Aaron’s father, Clifford Cooper. The land has been farmed by the Cooper family for over 150 years. Vegetables and grains have been grown in varying proportions during that time. As Aaron works toward making farming his main livelihood, organic crops are being selected as the best value-added venture. Organic string beans and edamame soybeans are rotated with field corn and wheat. Aaron is currently transitioning additional land to organic production. Program offered in partnership with the USDA ARS Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the University of Maryland Extension, and the Maryland Department of Agriculture.


Cutmaptico Farm/CutFresh Organics
4713 Cooper Road
Eden, MD

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