Cover Crop, Strip-Tillage and Water Quality Field Day
Thursday, November 30 (5:30-7:30 pm)
208 Main Street
Speakers for the event will be the farmer host Brian Sampson, Matt Helmers from Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Mark Licht, an Iowa State University Extension Cropping Specialist. Brian will discuss his transition to strip-tillage and using cover crops, and his overall experience with the conservation planning process with the NRCS and Iowa Learning Farms. This field day is free and will include a complementary meal. Please RSVP to 515-294-5429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover Crop Workshop
Wednesday, December 6 (12:00-2:00 pm)
Swan Lake Conservation Education Center: Wapiti Room
22676 Swan Lake Drive
Event Details: Speakers at this event will include local cover crop farmers: Bill Frederick and Mark Thompson, who will discuss incorporating cover crops and suggestions they have. Thompson will provide a professional farm manager perspective to the discussion. Liz Juchems, from Iowa Learning Farms will share results from on-farm cover crop research projects and how to maximize cover crop benefits. Diane Ercse will provide an update on the Elk Run Watershed Project. This event is free and open to the public with a complementary meal. RSVP to ensure space by calling Liz at 515-294-5429 or emailing email@example.com.