Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cover Crop and Soil Health Workshops

Two Cover Crop and Soil Health Workshops will  be taking place; one on January 13 and the other on January 14.  Both are identical workshops but each is on a different day and at a different location.  Be sure to RSVP to the correct location that fits your schedule.

Topics include:

  • Improve profitability using no-till and cover crops Integrate livestock into cover cropping systems 
  • Reduce input costs 
  • Building soil health Improve sustainability 
  • Cover crop selection, strategies, planting techniques, and management

Guest Speaker:  Gabe Brown
Nationally Recognized Farmer/rancher and County Conservation District Supervisor from Bismarck, ND. Years of experience with cover crops, mixtures, soil health, and other methods to improve productivity Highly diversified zero-tillage cropping system Farm has attracted visitors from all 50 states and 15 foreign countries Incorporates grazing into his cropping system.

Guest Speaker:  Ray Archuleta
Nationally Recognized Conservation Agronomist at the NRCS East National Technology Center from
Greensboro, NC 24 years experience with NRCS in Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, and North Carolina Utilizes demonstrations to teach soil quality and the importance of soil health.

Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 311 East Patterson Avenue Salisbury, MO from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..  Call to RSVP for lunch count at 660-288-3279 x 3 or email  Send registration fee of $5.00 per person to Chariton Co. SWCD.  Registration needs to be received by January 6, 2012.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Blue Springs Elks, 100 NE Brizenine, Blue Springs, MO 64014 from 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.  RSVP for lunch count by calling 816-228-1161 x 3

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