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Cover Crop Field Day
August 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The field day will feature several topics and speakers. Linn County farmer, Jason Russell will share his experiences with cover crops and how he has successfully integrated them into his farming operation. Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist, will share tips on cover crop establishment and integrating cover crops into an operation as well as considerations for grazing cover crops. John Thompson of Thompson Aero will be on hand with one of his planes to discuss aerial seeding of cover crops. There will also be a drill on site for those interested in drilling cover crops. Emery Davis, Indian Creek Soil Health Coordinator, will highlight the partnership and offer opportunities to get involved. The Conservation Station rainfall simulator will provide a demonstration of the impact that different land management choices, including cover crops, have on infiltration and water quality.