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Iowa Farm Bureau joins Iowa Department of Agriculture, farmers and conservationists to sponsor cover crop workshop

Iowa Farm Bureau joins Iowa Department of Agriculture, farmers and conservationists to sponsor cover crop workshop
Education, Discussion Top Agenda of Ankeny Seed Corn Cover Crops Initiative Event

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is proud to sponsor a Cover Crop Workshop in Ankeny, where farmers can learn how cover crops can improve their yields and soil structure, while also being an important part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. 

Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney will provide an update for the Nutrient Reduction Strategy at the event, which takes place January 29 at the Mistress Brewing Company, 1802 North Ankeny Boulevard, in Ankeny.  The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a ‘mix and mingle’, followed by dinner, the address by Deputy Kenney and a local farmer panel, where farmers are invited to ask questions and learn more from those who use many varieties of cover crops.

The Cover Crop Workshop is one of several events to be held in 2019 by the Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crops Initiative, which is a project developed by the Iowa Seed Association in conjunction with the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, and Iowa Corn Grower’s Association.  The project is funded by a grant from the Iowa Department of Agriculture under their Clean Water Initiative program, which got underway in 2016.  To RSVP for the Ankeny Cover Crop Workshop, email covercrops@agribiz.org or call 641-861-2280.

 



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