What is the Northeast Cover Crops Council?

In 2016, farmers and representatives from agribusiness, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and universities gathered to form the Northeast Cover Crops Council (NECCC). Our organizational objectives include: defining knowledge gaps, fostering multi-state/multi-institutional research and collaboration with farmers, reporting cover crop best management practices, and developing web-based cover crop decision support tools to promote cover crop adoption and maximize cover crop benefits accrued.

Why do we matter?

The NECCC is a comprehensive resource for cover cropping in the northeastern states of America. Our mission is to support the successful implementation of cover crops to maximize economic, environmental, and social benefits. We facilitate regional collaboration between farmers, researchers, and the general public to foster the exchange of information, inspiration, and outcome-based research.

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Check Out Our Conferences

Interested in attending one of our NECCC conferences and meeting other experienced cover crop users? Learn more about the past conferences we’ve held or register for an upcoming event.


Get involved by attending upcoming events, workshops, and conferences, learning about our current research activities, or conducting research of your own.