Ag Informer – ISU to offer Cover Crop Classes

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host cover crop workshop in Northeast Iowa on Feb. 22nd from Noon – 2pm at the West Union Event Center, 10201 Harding Road, West Union.

Cover crops offer many benefits to farmers and landowners, including reduced soil erosion, weed suppression potential, reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loads entering water bodies, increased organic matter in the soil and forage potential for livestock. When paired with no-tillage or strip-tillage, additional benefits include increased water infiltration to further reduce erosion during heavy rain events. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about these opportunities, ask questions and share their experiences.

Farmers and landowners are welcome to attend the free events, which include a complimentary meal.

To RSVP, contact Liz Ripley at 515-294-5429 or [email protected]. Attendees will be entered in a drawing that evening for Iowa State University Prairie Strips honey.

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