Producers can advance their soil health efforts by attending upcoming summer events presented by No-till on the Plains.

Each session combines practical insight and research from soil health experts and practitioners who will provide on-site demonstrations. Registration is complimentary, thanks to a Conservation Innovation Grant awarded to Oklahoma State University from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Here are the planned events:

July 6, 2017

Soil Health Workshop — Northern Oklahoma College Gantz Student Center, Montgomery Hall, 2200 E. Maine St., Enid, Okla., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Dr. Richard Teague, Associate Resident Director and Professor, Texas A&M University AgriLife Research, Vernon, Texas, will present “Managing Grazing to Regenerate Soil Health and Ranch Livelihoods.”
  • Doug Spencer, Rangeland Management Specialist, NRCS, Marion, Kan., will speak on “Multi-Use Cover Crops for Grazing and Soil Health.”
  • Jimmy Emmons, grain and cattle producer, Leedey, Okla., will present “Improving Soil Health on the Farm and Ranch.”
  • Darin Williams, continuous no-till producer/soil health practitioner, Waverly, Kan., will discuss “Making at Difference with Livestock, Cover Crops and No-till.”

August 22, 2017

Feikert Farms Field Day — American Legion Hall, 101 S. Nebraska Ave., Bucklin, Kan., 8:30 a.m.

8:30 am Leave for Field Tour of Feikert Farms

  • Cover Crops
  • Cover Crops for Grazing (Colorado State/Kansas State Study)
  • Pollinator Planting for Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum
  • Water Infiltration Demonstration
  • Soil Pit Demonstration
  • Rainfall Simulator Demonstration

Afternoon Sessions

  • Grazing Cover Crops, CSU/KSU Study Results

Meagan Schipanski, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University

  • Building Soil Health with Cover Crops and No-till

Jimmy Emmons, continuous no-till producer/stockman, Leedey, Okla.

  • Grazing Cover Crop to Improve Soil Health

Michael Thompson, continuous no-till producer/stockman, Almena, Kan.

One more event is planned for late August in northeast Oklahoma near South Coffeyville. The date is yet to be determined. Keep watching the No-till on the Plains website, Facebook page or Twitter account for the announcement.