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Save the Date – 2018 Wisconsin Cover Crop

The fifth annual Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference “Investing in Your Farm’s Future” will be held February 27 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Stevens Point.

This conference is geared toward helping Wisconsin farmers more successfully use cover crops on their farms. There will be something for everyone, from farmer’s that have never tried cover crops to veteran cover croppers. Many of the presenters will be Wisconsin grain and livestock farmers speaking from experience about what has and hasn’t worked in their Wisconsin cropping systems.

Barry Fisher, Indiana NRCS will deliver the keynote address “Soil Health Principles: Using cover crops and reduced tillage to improve your crop rotations”. Other topics include cover crops for Wisconsin grain and livestock systems, risk management/ soil health economics, planter set-up for no-till and cover crops, cover crop basics, advanced cover cropping-seeding into standing crops and standing covers, and cover crop dos and don’ts.

This conference is a joint effort of the Michael Fields Institute, University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service. More information, a complete agenda and registration information can be found on the Cover Crops in Wisconsin website: http://fyi.uwex.edu/covercrop/