Monday, February 20, 2012

Cover Crop Workshop

A cover crop workshop will be held Monday, March 12th from 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. at the Isle of Capri Hotel, Flamingo Bay Ballroom, 100 Isle of Capri Blvd., Boonville, MO.  Admission is Free with donuts and coffee provided in the morning.  Lunch is on your own.

Join us for an all day event targeting farmers and cover crop service providers. The featured speaker will be David Brandt.  Brandt farms about 2,000 acres divided into thirds of corn, soybeans, and winter wheat. He switched to no-till farming in 1971 and started experimenting with cover crops in 1979. He liked what he saw, and in the 1980s expanded and experimented with a variety of cover crops to improve soil structure, add nutrients, and increase yield for the next crop in the rotation.

Early Registration ends March 5th. Registration will be allowed the day of the event if seats are still available. Please register with the Cooper County Soil and Water Conservation District by calling (660)882-5647 ext. 3, by emailing or by visiting the Cooper County USDA Service Center at 17066 Hwy 87, Boonville, MO.

Sponsored By: Pilot Grove Coop, Isaac Christy Farm, LLC, Mid MO Premium Beef and Grain, LLC

In Cooperation With: Missouri Adult Ag Educators, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Cooper County Soil and Water Conservation District

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