Due to popular demand, the editors of Cover Crop Strategies are pleased to present a fall edition of the National Cover Crop Summit.
This free, 2-day virtual event on Nov. 17-18 will feature 6 sessions sharing ideas, tips and information from crop industry experts and growers who have experience using cover crops to maximize economic and soil-health building benefits.
The National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition speakers include:
- Sjoerd Duiker, professor of soil management and soil physics, Penn State University — Tips & Tricks for Frost Seeding — Find out which cover crop species are best for frost seeding, preferred timing and how to effectively frost seed cover crops for optimum results.
- Adam Kramer, grower and Certified Crop Advisor, Prairie du Chien, Wis. — Taking Cover Crop Planting to New Heights with Aerial Seeding — Learn how aerial seeding covers can be an economical method of planting cover crops, how to help make the method successful and when aerial seeding is a good choice for your operation.
- Dan Forgey, agronomy manager, Cronin Family Farm & Ranch, Gettysburg, S.D. — Incorporating Cover Crops into Diverse Crop Rotations for Improved Soil Health — Find out how Cronin Family Farm successfully rotates corn, spring wheat, winter wheat, sunflowers, soybeans, flax, field peas and lentils, saving soil moisture through and why crop residue retains nutrients while protecting the soil.
- Nick Guetterman, grower, Bucyrus, Kan. — Fitting Cover Crops Into a Corn/Soybean Rotation — Learn how Guetterman Farms increased soil organic matter while incorporating cover crops including winter peas, canola and rye into a corn and soybean rotation, how higher soil organic matter levels have resulted in higher yields and how double-cropping has helped with residue levels and improved soil health.
- David Trimner, general manager, Miltrim Farms, Athens, Wis. — Seeding Covers for a Dairy Operation — Discover how Miltrim Farms uses covers to reduce erosion and water runoff, why the dairy uses minimal tillage practices and how they interseed alfalfa into corn.
- John Stigge, grower and livestock producer, Washington, Kan. — Integrating Livestock with a Cover Crop System — Stigge shares insights from 35-plus years of no-till, 23 years of cover cropping and using livestock to increase his soil’s health and productivity while significantly reducing input costs.
To provide attendee with an educational experience to fit their specific needs and schedule, there are two registration options for this event:
- Attendees can register for free and gain access to 6 National Cover Crop Summit presentations for 2 days only, November 17-18
- A VIP upgrade is available for $49 and gives attendees 12 months of access to all 6 event presentations, access to top-rated sessions from past National Cover Crop Summits, plus a package of valuable attendee freebies including 4 cover crop management reports offering practical tips and ideas on a variety of critical cover crop topics. Registration and program details can be found here.