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New Jersey
2023 No-Till &              Cover Crop Conference

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Washington, NJ

A full day of informative panels and speakers for those interested in, advocating for, and implementing no-till and cover crops! 

Are you a Historically Underserved Farmer or Rancher?

Members who fall under an HU category are eligible to register at a discounted price to attend the event. If interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, contact Courtney at to receive a code when registering online!


The New Jersey Cover Crop and No-till Conference will be held September 7 2023 at Hawk Pointe Golf Course in Washington, NJ.
We’re excited to bring you this unique, one-of-a-kind learning experience assembling the some of the best no-tilling and cover cropping farmers in the northeast as well as agronomists, and researchers together in one location to share cutting-edge ideas and strategies to improve the profitability and efficiency of your no-till and cover crop operation.
The conference will help farmers use cover crops more successfully on their farms. From veteran farmers to those who have never used no-till and cover crops, there will be something for everyone. A portion of the day will be dedicated to discussing our recent On Farm Trials!
Hawk Pointe Golf Club
 4 Clubhouse Drive, Washington, NJ 07882
September 7 20237
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
$35.00 per person







No-Till and 
Cover Crops
Experienced farmers and agronomists with years of experience in learning and implementing no-till and cover crops over thousands of acres 
  • Intercropping
  • Digging into Soil Health
  • Are Cover Crops More Effective than Insecticides for Managing Pests
  • On Farm Trial Overview/Results and Conversations with OFT farmers
  • Breaking up Pest Cycles with Crop Rotation
  • Livestock Integration
  • Selecting the right cover crop species  for your farm system
  • Equipment Retrofits
  • Ask the Experts: Q/A Sessions with Leaders in No-till and Cover Crop


Networking with Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar (Optional)


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Jason Mauck 
Gaston, Indiana.

Jason Mauck farms in Gaston, Indiana with his family. Jason is passionately curious when it comes to everything Ag. His company, Constant Canopy, is looking at agriculture through a different lens with the next generation in mind. He believes that the sharing economy will transform every industry, including agriculture in the next few years. He wants to create more regenerative solutions to produce and share food, energy and nutrients.


Jason works 3,000 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat, in addition to 25,000 hogs per year and he will share how-tos and his observations of better weed control, good yields, higher returns per acre and improved hog manure retention.

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Dr. John Tooker
State College, Pennsylvania.

Dr. John Tooker, Professor of Entomology and extension specialist at The Pennsylvania State University, will share his expertise on slug and other pest management in no-till and cover cropping systems and how cover crops are more effective than insecticides for managing pests.

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Eric Rosenbaum

Eric Rosenbaum is a Certified Crop Adviser and owner of Rosetree Consulting LLC, an agricultural and environmental consulting firm providing agronomic and regulatory services in PA & NJ. Eric also holds professional certifications for 4R Nutrient Stewardship, agricultural sustainability, integrated pest management, nutrient management planning, conservation planning and odor management planning.


Sam Malriat

Sam Malriat is the Director of Organic Consulting at Rodale Institute. He will discuss how to choose the best cover crops for organic No-Till systems and popular cover crop termination methods used in organic systems


Christian Bench

Christian Bench is the District Conservationist at the USDA NRCS Frenchtown field office. He additionally uses no-till to build soil quality on his 350 aces farm in central New Jersey. Plus, his 180 sheep and beef herd also graze cover crops each spring. He also has over 10 years of experience working with NRCS and FSA assisting farmers in the region.



Many thanks to our sponsors! 


We are a non-profit dedicated to community needs through conservation.  North Jersey RC&D works throughout  Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset & Union County. 

Growmark FS, LLC is a full-service retailer of plant food, crop protection, seed, lime and custom application services.

Serving Eastern & Central Pennsylvania as well as most areas of New Jersey, Rosetree Consulting is happy to support any agricultural, regulatory or environmental need you may have on your operation.

Established in 1985, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) is a membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting organic agriculture in New Jersey through education, technical assistance and advocacy. 

For more than 59 years, SEEDWAY has been built upon a singular commitment to earn grower trust by delivering high-quality products and service. As we continue into the next half-century, our goal is to be an on-farm force, helping you get the absolute most out of all of the innovations and technologies that are improving the health, yield and profitability of your operation.

At King's Agriseeds, their goal is to help you develop forage and cropping systems that are balanced and profitable. Their dealer network is supported by several agronomists and livestock professionals and their core strength is in forage systems and cover crops.

For more than 80 years, the NRCS has helped people make investments in their operations and local communities to keep working lands working, boost rural economies, increase the competitiveness of American agriculture, and improve the quality of our air, water, soil, and habitat. 

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to growing the regenerative organic agriculture movement through rigorous research, farmer training, and education. Our groundbreaking science and direct farmer-support programs serve as a catalyst for change in farming and food production worldwide. Over our 75-year history, we have proven that organic farming is not only viable, but essential to humanity’s survival.

Hoober is the region's leader in precision farming. In 2008, Hoober introduced our extensive RTK network which provides the largest contiguous coverage and accuracy to within an inch to customers throughout the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic regions. Hoober utilizes a mobile "Precision Ag Education and Display Center" to bring the latest technology and training to customers anywhere in our territory and has a dedicated team of precision ag technicians providing service and support across all our locations. In 2016 Hoober was recognized as Precision Farming Magazine's "Most Valuable Dealership."

Ecological consultants specializing in bioretention, habitat restoration, UAS data collection, and land planning. With a mission to provide clients and land owners with actual ecological land stewardship solutions in the landscape. 

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is a state governmental agency that is responsible for promotion and protection of agriculture and agribusiness in the state of New Jersey

Are you interested in sponsoring the event?  Contact for more information. 



per person



  • Continental Breakfast Buffet

  • Hot Buffet Lunch

Register now to secure your spot at the New Jersey No-Till and Cover Crop Conference. ​​

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