Farm Bureau Cover Crops Workshop

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Saturday, February 18, 2017  |  9:00am - 12:00pm

Event Summary:

Using Cover Crops to Improve Your Bottom Line: Meetings on Incorporating Cover Crops in Row Crop ProductionDr. Allen Williams, nationally acclaimed cover crop expert, will be the featured speaker at the event.  Dr. Williams will outline characteristics of cover crops and their benefits in corn and soybean production.  Cover crops are being utilized as a versatile tool in soil erosion and weed control.  Other major benefits include the potential for cover crops to increase grain yields and reduce fertilizer inputs.  Dr. Williams will be discussing the agronomic characteristics of cover crops and how they influence and benefit a grain production system.  This event is sponsored by the Vernon County Farm Bureau.  This is not an Organic Valley event.   
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Program cost is $40 per person or free to any Farm Bureau members. Both meetings will cover the same topics and have lunch provided. RSVP for this outstanding and unique program before February 10th by calling John Delaney at the Valley Stewardship Network 608-520-0017. (Please indicate which location you plan to attend.)

Agenda:
9:00 Registration
9:30 The Three Most Valuable Benefits of Cover Crops for Corn and Soybean Production
Dr. Allen Williams – nationally acclaimed cover crop expert and speaker on soil health, rotational grazing, and whole farm planning.
10:45 Secrets to Success from Long Time Dairy and Grain Cover Crop Farmers
Ted Bay, UW-Extension Crops & Farm Management Agent, Grant & Lafayette County
11:30 Cover Crop Programs in the Kickapoo Watershed
Green Cover Seed Co., LaCrosse Seed Co., Vernon
County Seed Dealers, Ted Bay
12:00 Lunch

Event Location

American Legion Hall, 120 N Rusk Ave., Viroqua, WI, 54665
02-18-2017 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM