AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Bremer County ISU Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop, soil health and bioreactor field day on Thursday, March 29 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Brian and Brenda Meyer’s farm, rural Readlyn. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.
Bremer County farmers Brian and Brenda have been raising corn and soybeans near Readlyn for the past 28 years. Nearly 20 years ago, they began no-tilling their acres to help reduce soil erosion and improve soil health. Three years ago, they added cover crops to their operation using rye, radish and triticale with the goal of improving their conservation efforts on their land. Brian will discuss how he is making no-till work in his operation and offer tips for adding cover crops to your land. Brian will also provide a tour of his cover crops, weather permitting.
The field day will be held at the Meyer Farm, 3061 230th St/Hwy 3, Readlyn. The farm is located four miles east of Readlyn on the north side of Hwy 3. The workshop is free and open to the whole family, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Please RSVP to Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.