March Cover Crop Workshops

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Iowa Learning Farms is sponsoring two cover crop workshops this month. The workshops focus on cover crop management and how they can be incorporated into a whole farm conservation plan. They are free and open to the public.

We hope to see you there!

 

Tuesday, March 25th:  Mitchell County, 10am-12:30pm

VFW Post 7920
3693 U.S. Highway 218
Osage, Iowa
 

The workshop will explore several topics related to cover crops including:

  • Coupling livestock with cover crops: Jamie Benning, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Water Quality Program manager
  • Using cover crops, conservation tillage and buffer strips to enhance soil and water quality: Matt Helmers, ISU Extension and Outreach water quality engineer
  • Cover crop mixtures and cultivar selection: Sarah Carlson, Practical Farmers of Iowa Midwest cover crop research coordinator
  • Choosing the right cover crop for your farm: Jon Gisleson, Floyd County farmer.

The workshop begins with the program at 10am and will conclude with a complimentary lunch. Please RSVP by noon on Thursday, March 20th: Liz Juchems 515-294-5429

 

Wednesday, March 26: Lucas County, 10am-12:30pm

Chariton Community Center
915 Osage Ave
Chariton, Iowa
 

The workshop agenda will cover several topics related to cover crops including:

  • Cover crops for sustainable nitrogen and phosphorus management: Jamie Benning, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Water Quality Program manager
  • Cover crop effects on soil health: Rick Bednarek, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Cover crops as a weed management tool: Bob Hartzler, ISU Extension and Outreach weed specialist
  • Choosing the right cover crop for your farm: Mark Peterson, Montgomery County farmer.

The workshop begins with the program at 10am and will conclude with a complimentary lunch. Please RSVP by noon on Thursday, March 20th: Liz Juchems 515-294-5429

Liz Juchems

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