WALPOLE, N.H. — The CCCD, in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), will host two BCS Tractor Trainings on Tuesday, April 27th at Stonewall Farm in Keene. Attendees may choose from one of two session times on April 27th: 9am-12pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm.
If you think you might be interested in renting the BCS Tractor from the CCCD in 2021, you must attend this BCS Training to be eligible to rent this equipment. In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for April 29th, same times.
In 2019, the Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) expanded its fleet of farm rental equipment with the purchase of a walk-behind BCS Tractor to support local gardeners, homesteaders, small farms, and high tunnel operations. Walk-behind tractors, also known as two-wheel or hand tractors, are used world-wide for small-scale farm, landscaping, and home use.
The BCS Tractor comes with several soil health implements that include a 26” flail mower and 30” roller-crimper for mowing over or rolling down cover crops, a 30” power harrow for seedbed prep and tillage/weed control, a 30” drop seeder for seeding lawns, cover crops or full-width dense seeding operations, a disk harrow for seeding, leveling soil or light weed control, a rotary spreader for spreading wood ash, lime, and other soil amendments, and a rotary plow for breaking new ground and building raised beds.
Registration is required. To register visit: https://
Space is limited so register early. Attendance is limited to 10 attendees at each training. Training will take 2 hours and the third hour is reserved for additional hands on practice. All attendees will be required to wear a mask at this training and social distancing practices will be enforced.
If/when registration fills up, you may contact the CCCD to be placed on a waiting list for future BCS Trainings. To be placed on the waiting list contact Lola Bobrowski at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-756-2988 x3011
The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance. Our goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds, and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole, NH where we work alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners. For more information, contact Amanda Littleton at 603-756-2988 ext.4 or email at amanda@cheshireconservation.
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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