Field Day Video Highlights: Multi-Species Cover Cropping at LH Willms Inc. in Rose Prairie

Posted on Friday, 23 February 2024 under Webinars and Field Days

In August 2023, we hosted a Multi-Species Cover Cropping Field Day at LH Willms Inc. in Rose Prairie. We invited farmers from across the Peace region to learn from our host farmers, agrologists, and farmer support organizations.

At the field day, Les and Hanna Willms walked 14 farmers through their several years of trials including documented data from each year and area of their farm. Participants had the opportunity to see different cover crop seeds, examine various cover crops at maturity, and take shovels out to the field themselves to explore soils. In addition to our host farmers we were joined by Jennifer Critcher, Vice President of the BC Grain Producers Association and a Peace farmer growing 4,000 acres of canola, peas, and cereals; and, Nadia Mori, the Peace Region Living Labs Extension Program Coordinator and coordinator with the Peace River Forage Association of BC.

This event was supported by the BC Climate Agri-Solutions Fund (BCCAF). Funding for BCCAF has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund. BCCAF is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation. To learn more about BCCAF, visit www.bccaf.ca