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
- 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.