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Cover Crop Events to kick start August

Check out these Cover Crop events happening this August and September. Free lunches and bus tours galore!


Rice County Soil Health Group meeting

August 6th, 5pm - 7pm

Mike Peterson Farm, 8391 Hall Ave, Northfield MN

Meet at the red garage at the driving range

Join cover crop farmers and staff from the Rice SWCD to talk about soil health and get ready for fall cover crops. All producers are welcome to attend! Mike Peterson has a corn field that was interseeded on June 10th. The meeting will provide a tour and an open discussion between local producers.

There will be a small meal provided, so the Rice SWCD would appreciate an RSVP.

Contact their office via their website

Or call 507-332-5408


Small-grains conference in Wisconsin Dells!

August 15-16

Wisconsin Dells, WI

Cost: $40 + hotel lodging

Hosted by the Practical Farmers of Iowa, the two day conference will feature 12 breakout sessions on topics from integrating animals into a small-grains operation to marketing small grains to breweries and more!

Register before Aug. 12th!


Soil Health Bus Tour

September 7th, 7:30am - 3:00pm

Depart from Ellendale gas station

3598 West Highway 30, Ellendale, MN

Cost: FREE!

There will be three stops on this bus tour showcasing 3 different experience levels of farmers working in soil health. In addition to the bus tour, there will be discussions of management, equipment modifications and the pros and cons of change.

RSVP by August 23rd!


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