Fall Forage Tour: Utilizing Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health and Increase Cow Carrying Capacity
Cattlemen and producers are invited to the Fall Forage Tour, Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, 2014. The tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. on both days at the Dale Strickler Farm, one mile south of Courtland on the west side of the highway.
No-till on the Plains, Inc. will host a no‐till field day for producers to gain a better understanding of the importance of soil health by utilizing continuous no‐till cropping systems and cover crops.
The Whirlwind No‐till Expo will take place on Monday November 3, beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. at the Marion Community Center, 203 N. 3rd Street. The day will begin with a Rainfall Simulator demonstration followed by a tour of local fields utilizing various cover crops. The highlight of the morning features a soil pit where participants can examine soil characteristics in both long-term no‐till and conventional till environments. Lunch will be provided at the Marion Community Center, followed by a full afternoon of knowledgeable speakers.
For more information on the Whirlwind No-till Expo or to pre-register by October 31, contact No-till on the Plains at 785-210-4525 or register online at www.notill.org
Field day hosted by Bill Buessing. Free registration starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Axtell, Kansas, American Legion. Workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. featuring soil health talk by Kris Ethridge, NRCS; covers on the farm talk by Bill Buessing; rain fall simulator; cover crop plot tour; and discussion panel.