It can be intimidating to start cover cropping when you’re surrounded by black fields. But getting something green and growing on your land year round will help your soil and your bottom line — as farmers from around the U.S. shared in the 4th annual Cover Crop Benchmark Study survey.

In this panel discussion, No-Till Farmer managing editor Michaela Paukner and No-Till Farmer's 2023 Conservation Ag Operator Fellow Loran Steinlage of West Union, Iowa, give you a first look at the results of the 4th annual Cover Crop Benchmark Study, a nationwide survey of hundreds of growers using cover crops, talk through key takeaways for successfully using cover crops and answer questions about how to be successful with cover crops on your operation.

You Will Learn:

  • Top trends and takeaways from the 2023 Cover Crop Benchmark Study, including most popular cover crop seeding and termination methods, average ROI on covers and profitable grazing techniques
  • Insights about popular cover crop practices identified in the benchmark study and how to implement them on your operation
  • How your operation and usage of cover crops compares to other U.S. farmers

Email Michaela Paukner with any questions about the webinar.

About the Speakers

Michaela Paukner

Michaela Paukner is the managing editor of No-Till Farmer. Her background is in journalism, marketing and broadcast news. In this webinar, she’ll present data she compiled from the 2023 Cover Crop Benchmark Study distributed to farmers this year.

Loran Steinlage

Loran Steinlage, a 2020 No-Till Innovator award winner and No-Till Farmer’s 2023 Conservation Ag Operator Fellow, no-tills 750 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, buckwheat, rye, barley and sunflowers in West Union, Iowa. Always thinking about how to move his operation forward, Steinlage has been experimenting with advanced farming systems like interseeding, relay cropping and 60-inch corn for nearly 2 decades.