Whether you use cover crops or are still evaluating them, you can save time and money by attending the Cover Crop Workshops at this year’s Iowa Power Farming Show, Jan. 28-30, in Des Moines.
The Workshops will feature grain and livestock farmers with cover crop experience, as well as other experts. Core topics offered in both morning and afternoon sessions include:
• Selecting cover crops
• Five popular seeding methods
• How and when to terminate cover crops
• Making cover crops work with livestock
The Workshops are free with paid admission to the Power Show. The three concurrent, one-hour sessions at the Workshops will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (3 p.m. on Thursday). The noon session on all three days will feature grain marketing analyst Elaine Kub who will speak on “Optimizing Production Risk with Cover Crops Makes Managing Market Risk Easier.”
The Workshop speakers include Iowa farmers Steve Berger, Kelly Tobin, Tim Smith and Chris Gaesser, as well as nationally recognized aerial-seeding expert Jamie Scott and high-clearance seeding veteran Matt VanTilburg.
Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) may receive up to 46 continuing education unit credits for attending the Cover Crop Workshop sessions: 32 Soil & Water Management, 8 Crop Management and 6 Nutrient Management.
For more details and to view a session schedule go to www.cdiowa.org.
The Cover Crop Workshops are made possible by the generous financial support of these organizations:
Gold Sponsors: DuPont Pioneer, Saddle Butte Ag, Oregon Ryegrass Growers Seed Commission
Silver Sponsors: Kimberley Ag Consulting, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, GS3 Quality Seed, KB Seed Solutions, Ampac Seed Company, Cover Crop Solutions, Monsanto
Bronze Sponsors: Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Environmental Tillage Systems