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Soil Health and Cover Crops Workshop

February 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

University of Minnesota Extension will be hosting a workshop focused on soil health and cover crops for crop advisers and other ag professionals on Feb. 28 at the Heintz Center in Rochester, Minn.

Ann Journey, soil health coordinator, will share results of on-farm soil testing at 25 farms. She’ll also share some practical ideas of how farmers and crop advisers might assess soil health. UMN Extension Economist Bill Lazarus will share tools for comparing the benefits, costs, and risks of cover crop use. Bill has been working with farmers in southeast Minnesota to analyze the economics of cover crops, he’ll share these results too. Also, Scott Wells, UMN Extension, will share research results and discuss the possibilities of new crop options such as pennycress and camelina.

This program will be held in room HB117 at the Heintz Center, 1926 Collegeview Drive SE, Rochester, Minn., on Feb. 28. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., program starts at 10 a.m., and will conclude at 2:30 p.m. A $15 fee covers the cost of lunch and materials. CEUs for certified crop advisers have been applied for in the areas of soil and water management, nutrient management, and professional development.

Pre-registration for the workshop is required, visit https://z.umn.edu/cc18 or call Winona County Extension at 507-457-6440 to sign up.


February 28, 2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Heintz Center
1926 Collegeview Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States

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