Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Wake Up Your Soil with Cover Crops

  • March 25, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Johnson County ISU Extension Office 3109 Old Highway 218 South Iowa City

Cover Crops are gaining in popularity as more and more farmers witness the benefits of this practice.  Local farmers have an opportunity to find out more about cover crops and some of the management considerations involved in adding them to their operation.  Please join the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District for a "meeting of the minds" to further pursue the topic and to share success and concerns associated with covers.  Refreshments will be provided


Agenda topics include:


8:05AM-8:50am - Soil Health and Multi Species Covers: Richard Bednarek, NRCS Soil Scientist


8:50-9:10AM - Growing cover crops in SE Iowa: Steve Berger, Wellman farmer


9:10-9:20AM - Crop Insurance Considerations: Jack Tank, Iowa City


9:20-9:30AM - Crop Certification: Steve Carson, Farm Services Agency


9:30-9:45AM - Break


9:45-10:30AM - Local resources for establishing Cover Crops: Local vendors and agencies


10:30AM - Farmer Experiences, Questions and Answers





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