Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference scheduled for Oct. 4, 2017

Contact: Devon Hamilton, 608-238-1440, dhamilton@michaelfields.org

In partnership with Sheboygan County UW-Extension, Washington and Ozaukee County Land Conservation Departments, and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) will be host the 2017 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference, a tour examining the role of cover crops in soil and water quality, on October 4, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Jackson WI at the Jackson Town Hall, 1346 Division Road.

During the conference, attendees will have the unique opportunity to observe select on-farm demonstrations, including no-till cover crops after wheat, inter-seeding clover into corn, and low disturbance manure injection into cover crops. Attendees will also have opportunity to hear from farmers practicing cover crops and professionals like Dr. Jaime Patton, Shawano County UW-Extension, who will discuss cover crops and soil health. The conference will kick off at the Jackson Town Hall and will be followed with a tour that includes three different farmer sites, each with different demos and cover crop practices.

The cost of the conference is $10 and includes lunch and materials, registration is required. The agenda and registration information is available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisconsin-cover-crops-conference-tickets-37137671776. Information on the conference is also available online at www.michaelfields.org/wisconsin-cover-crops-conference-2017/. Five (5) CEU’s in crop management are available.

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