Cover Crop/Soil Health Field Day will be held at Erick Klepel’s cover crop fields east of Ortonville.The main presenter of the event will be Gabe Brown, Rancher and Cover Crop Expert from Bismarck, ND
Registration 8:30-9:00 am
In addition to Gabe Brown’s presentation, other topics: Weeds to Watch, Cover Crops 101, Soil Formation & Soil Health, Designing a Profitable Cover Crop, Drone Technology, and onsite inspection of a corn field and wheat field planted to cover crops. Continuing Education Units will be available. Presenters include: Krecia Leddy, NRCS DC ; Blayne Johnson, Big Stone SWCD; Brandon Van Middendorp, LaCrosse Seed; Joe Kristoff, NRCS Soil Scientist; Justin Fruechte, Millborn Seeds; and Will Anderson, RX Ag Services. A noon lunch sponsored by Border States Co-op is planned. Register by calling (320) 839-6149 ext. 3 by September 29th.
Location: John Walkup's Farm
Soil Health and Grazing Demonstration will take place on Oct 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at the John Walkup's Farm, located in Section 26 of Western Township. Lunch will be provided. The event is being held rain or shine.
Topics to be covered: Review different cover crop seed mixes; Plant ID; Annual cover crop uses for cropland and livestock management; soil pit to show soil health/cover crop benefits; seeding methods; biopass production and cost-share opportunities.
Location SW of Fergus Falls, MN on County Highway 15
A cover crop demo is being held on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - noon at the John Walkup farm, 11301 150th Avenue, Campbell, MN 56522.
This is a great opportunity to see first hand a cover crop demo at the Walkup farm. Numerous speakers will present including: Jodi DeJong, MN Extension; Dave Braukman, LaCrosse Seed; Jeff Duchene, MN NRCS and others.
Interested in attending? Contact Penny Doty, District Conservationist at 218-739-4694.