2015 Conservation Cropping Seminar

Conservation Cropping Seminar

Curious about Cover Crops? Want to learn more about soil health? Mark your calendars for three new Conservation Cropping Seminars coming to your area and don’t miss out on these great opportunities to learn more about cover crop best practices and implementation. Hear from local Ag producers and resource experts who will share information and insights on soil health improvements, cover crop success, and wise nutrient management. Register today!

Visit www.ccswcd.com to register.The $20 fee is payable by check or credit card and includes lunch.

JANUARY 17 SYCAMORE, IL

  • Contact: Joe Bybee (815) 787-5480
  • Schedule: 8:30 am – 12:00, lunch, 1:00 – 3:30 w/ Meet-N-Greet 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Welcome – Russ Higgins, University of Illinois Extension
  • Nutrient Utilization–Using BMPs & Cover Crops – Dr. Shalamar Armstrong, Illinois State University & local farmer
  • Herbicide Management & Cover Crops – Gordon Roskamp, IL Community College
  • Systems for Soil Health –  Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Purdue University
  • IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy “What and Why Now?” – Lauren Lurkins, IL Farm Bureau
  • Basics of Successful Cover Crops – Hans Kok, West LaFayette, IN
  • Farmer Panel Discussion with local producers
  • Soybeans & Stewardship – Ray Gaesser, IA farmer, American Soybean Association

FEBRUARY 4 MATTOON, IL

  • Contact: Elliot Lagacy (217) 353-6603
  • Schedule: 8:30 am – 12:10, lunch, 1:00 – 3:30 w/ Meet-N-Greet 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Converting & Adapting to Conservation Cropping Systems – Roger Wenning
  • Nutrient Utilization–Using BMPs & Cover Crops – Dr. Shalamar Armstrong
  • Weed & Herbicide Management with Cover Crops – Gordon Roskamp
  • Soil Health—“How Do We Get to A Healthy Soil?” – Hans Kok, Soil Health Consultant, IN
  • Basics of Successful Cover Crops – Dave Robison, IN farmer
  • Farm Panel Discussion with local producers
  • IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy “What and Why Now?” – Lauren Lurkins, IL Farm Bureau

FEBRUARY 18 MACOMB, IL

  • Contact: Mary McManus (309) 738-7227
  • Schedule: 8:30 am – 12:10, lunch, 1:00 – 3:30 w/ Meet-N-Greet 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Welcome – Dr. Andy Baker, Chair WIU Department of Agriculture
  • “Resource Conservation Partnership Program” – Mike Rahe, IL Department of Ag
  • IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy “What and Why Now?” – Lauren Lurkins, IL Farm Bureau
  • Soil Health – Dr. Laura & Lowell Gentry, University of Illinois
  • Weed Management Technology – Clay Mitchell, IA farmer & Dr. Mark Bernards, WIU
  • Farmer Panel Discussion with local producers
  • Trends in Cover Crops in the Corn Belt – Myers, University of Missouri