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Kick Your Soil Health Up a Notch: Twilight Meeting

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

During this fun and informative event, participants will be able to chat with MSU Extension educators Ricardo Costa and Sarah Fronczak about topics related to cover crops and manure application. Participants will also learn more about tile drainage, water quality and controlled drainage structures with MSU assistant professor and Extension specialist Ehsan Ghane. This event is free, but preregistration is encouraged. You can join using your computer or mobile device (audio and visual) following the Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/552324349. Or, call in from your phone (audio only) by dialing 669-900-6833 and…

Field Day

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Fall cover crop seeding, cover crop funding and seeding covers into standing crops are some of the highlights of an Aug. 27 field day at Iowa State University’s Allee Demonstration Farm. Lyle Rossiter, Allee Demonstration Farm superintendent, will begin the program by reviewing the growing season and discussing cover crop research at the farm. Michaela Klump, USDA NRCS in Buena Vista County, will discuss cover crop funding resources for the 2020 growing season. Mike Witt, ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomist,…

Life in the pits: A look at soil management and crop health

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Farmers and agronomists are invited to this unique, small-group field day "in the pits" to learn about soil health. Participants will see how soil responds to different tillage, topography and crop management practices by examining the soil profiles in four different pits. Attendees will learn: How to identify different levels of soil structure. How to sample soil and determine soil texture. How to relate soil analysis results to soil type and depth, slope, and management (organic matter, pH, phosphorus, potassium, salts and carbonates).…

Farm Drainage Field Day

September 12 - September 13

Experts from Michigan State University, Purdue University and Ohio State University will speak on conventional drainage, controlled drainage, drainage water recycling, cover crops and soil health. These talks will discuss techniques for improving drainage water quality and soil health. Participants who attend the speaker sessions will have the opportunity to earn certified crop advisor credits for Soil and Water Management. See the full list of speakers below. If you are interested in learning more about the latest advancements in agricultural…

Exploring and Applying Surface Water Modeling Tools to Achieve Program Goals

October 29 - November 1

This four-day workshop is for program staff from EPA, states, tribes, and territories who want to learn more about surface water quality modeling and how these tools can be used to support their program activities. The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about a variety of surface water quality modeling tools through case study presentations, advanced hands-on training opportunities, and updates on anticipated advances and changes to models. Attendees will also assist in identifying information technology enhancements for user…

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