Weekly Events and Opportunities

Cover Crop Basics for Corn and Soybeans

January 22. 7 to 8:30pm. “Cover Crop Basics for Corn and Soybeans” – Steve McGrew and Earl Hafner. Learn from farmers with experience using cover crops in conventional and organic systems. Go to http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/farminar
Organic No-till Systems Webinar

January 22. This event is part of USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center’s webinar series on organic farming. Organic farming has relied heavily on tillage for weed control while conventional no-till techniques depend entirely on herbicides for weed control and effective cover crop kill. The challenges have been how to make the benefits of no-till accessible to organic farmers and how to free conventional farmers from dependency on agrichemicals. Join this webinar with Jeff Moyer, Farm Director of the Rodale Institute, for a discussion of how organic no-till works – using sound biological principles and mechanical cover crop termination – to reduce and even eliminate tillage. http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs060/1109295883063/archive/1109470713312.html
Diversified Agriculture Conference

January 26. Marshfield, Missouri. This 89th annual conference will provide up-to-date information on spring seeding and weed control options, improving hay feeding efficiency, feeder cattle grading and livestock market news, and insect management in agricultural crops, to help agricultural producers to better manage their farms and ranches in tough economic times. http://extension.missouri.edu/calendar/DisplaySingleEvent.aspx?E=207881&S=1