July 17, 2020
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Agenda with Topics and Q&A time:
1:00 – 1:05 pm Introduction
MFAI Research Farm Tour
1:05 – 1:25 pm Soybean + Rye Interseeding Trial
1:25 – 1:40 pm Q&A
1:40 – 2:00 pm Grain Hemp Trial
2:00 – 2:15 pm Q&A
2:15 – 2:35 pm Summer Cover Crops Trial
2:35 – 2:50 pm Q&A
2:50 – 3:00 pm Concluding Remarks & Adjourn
Nicole Tautges, PhD, MFAI Agroecologist: Nicole grew up in Southeastern WI, receiving B.S. degrees in Agronomy and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in Crop Science at Washington State University, where she investigated agronomic and soil fertility management in organic wheat systems. She spent a year at the University of Minnesota, working on Kernza nutrient management and intercropping with legumes, then to UC Davis, where she worked on soil health in processing tomato systems. Nicole’s research revolves around crop rotational design and intercropping approaches to optimize nutrient cycling, soil fertility, and weed suppression in organic systems through livestock grazing, use of manure and composts, and rotation with annual and perennial forage crops.
Esther Shekinah, PhD, MFAI Agronomist: Esther earned her M.S. and Doctorate degrees in Agronomy from India and comes to the organization with more than 15 years of experience as an agricultural research scientist with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. During her time at the ICAR, she worked on resource and residue recycling in agricultural systems. Later, working at ICAR – Sugarcane Breeding Institute as a Senior Scientist, focused on conservation and sustainable use of resources, micro irrigation, and sugarcane physiology. She is passionate about the cause of sustainable agriculture, and engages herself in ways and means for conservation of resources, diversity in cropping systems, supporting women in agriculture, and organic agriculture.
Registration is required. Please register online to reserve your spot and to gain access to materials Register Online HERE
The Field Day Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants Tuesday, August 4th. Watch your inbox! On Wed, August 5th, click the Zoom link a few minutes prior to the 1 pm start time (CST) to join the virtual field day. You may need to install Zoom (if you don’t already have it, Zoom will walk you through the easy process). See you then!