Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference
June 11, 2015
The 2015 conference will be held on Friday, August 14th 2015 at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy. The theme of this year’s conference is “Cover Crops and Agricultural Resiliency” features a mix of general sessions and bus tours highlighting successful cover crop practitioners in southeast Wisconsin in a variety of cropping systems.
8:00-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-11:30 General Session
Daniel DeSutter, DeSutter Farms Inc., Attica IN
Bill Bland, UW Soil Science/ UW-Extension, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Cover Crops and Climate Change
Wisconsin NRCS Speaker
NRCS Cover Practice Standard and Options for Assistance
11:45-3:30 Concurrent Tours with Lunch (choose 1)
Tour A: Cover Crops in Organic Systems
Tour will feature the cover crop research of MFAI including organic no-till, new species
screening, organic re-invigoration and quackgrass control as well as the successful cover crop practices at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute’s research farm.
Tour B: Cover Crops in No-till and Strip-till Systems
Tour will feature successful practices on rolling, highly erodible soils in the Palmyra area
including aerial application in corn and soybean, drilling in standing corn and cocktail mixes after wheat.
Tour C: Cover Crops in Fresh Market Production
Tour will feature successful cover crop applications in organic vegetable production at Turtle Creek Gardens, Delavan.
The event will be held at the Institute’s Campus, W2493 County ES, East Troy (additional parking available at the Alpine Shopping Center, across the street from MFAI) and busses will return promptly at 3:30. The cost of the conference is $30, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Five CEU’s in crop management have been applied for. Preregistration is required by August 10 to assist with event planning. On-line reservation is encouraged and is available here or at www.michaelfields.org
The conference is cosponsored by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service and UW-Extension. For more information, please contact Sandy Andrews at (262) 642-3303 ext. 100, firstname.lastname@example.org