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Cover Crop Events this Summer

July 11, 2019

There are a ton of great workshops, tours, and field days happening in southern Minnesota this summer! Here's just a few that stood out to us. Click the links, or go to the host's websites for more information. 



Scott SWCD Soil and Health Team Meeting



July 15, 3:00pm

Begin at: 13821 300th St. New Prague, MN 56071

Second stop at: 12375 270th St. W Belle Plain, MN 56011

Cost: Free!


The Scott and LeSueur SWCD's will be hosting a soil health team meeting showcasing one field that was planted into cover crops and one that was inter seeded. They will also be discussing acreage for this year's aerial cover crop application. 


No registration necessary!



Land Stewardship Project Soil Builder's Network Grazing Field Day 


July 13th, 12 - 3pm

Bedtke Farm, Altura, MN 

Cost: Free! with lunch included


Adam and Amanda Bedtke will host a field day highlighting grazing and soil health on their dairy farm. have no-tilled and interseeded diverse cover crops into their corn, oat, and hay rotation.


More information here!




Intermediate Wheatgrass Field Day


July 11th, 2 - 4pm

A-Frame Farm, 2484 Minnesota 40, Madison, MN 

Cost: Free!


Event includes a tour of farmer Carmen Fernholz's Kernza plots as well as presentations from the University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative. 


Land Stewardship Project is offering an additional farm tour from 1 to 2 pm for non-operating landowners interested in conservation or beginning farmers interested in discussing landowner relationships. 


Register for the event here!



Minnesota Soil and Health Official Coalition Kickoff 


August 16th, 1 - 4:30pm

Stoney Creek Farm, Redwood Falls, MN

Cost: Free!



Demonstrations include rainfall and wind erosion simulators; a soil pit and cover crops walk. Refreshments will be provided. Speakers include Troy Daniell, Minnesota Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist, Gabe Brown and Ray Archuleta.


More information here!