Are you interested in developing a plan for implementing cover crops on your farm? Today our show is about Cover Crops and an Upcoming opportunity to learn more about implementing them on your own farm.
On the heels of the very popular Midwest Soil Health Summit a couple of weeks ago, we’ve had lots of questions about next steps. In true SFA fashion, we highlight a farmer with solutions for exactly how to do this.
SFAs Soil Health Principles are as follows:
Keep the soil covered.
Minimize soil disturbance.
Increase crop diversity.
Keep living roots in the soil.
Cover crops are a powerful tool farmers can use to improve soil health. Cover crops can play a key role in implementing soil health principles. Specifically, cover crops aid in keeping soil covered, adding diversity to the rotation, keep a living root in the soil, and serve as the “bridge” between cropping systems and integration of livestock.
“Strategies for Implementing Cover Crops,” a SFA Keep Cattle in Minnesota webinar led by Livestock & Grazing Specialist Kent Solberg, is scheduled for 1-2:30 p.m. March 6. The webinar is free and open to all.
In the webinar, Kent will review the principles of building soil health, integration of cover crops and real world examples of how adding cover crops to your farm can move you toward productivity and profitability. This is in support of SFAs Principles of Soil Health concepts.
Sign up is easy. Once you register, you’ll be sent a weblink that you can click on to join the webinar on Friday March 6 at 1 PM in the afternoon.
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This webinar is the second in a series of KCIM webinars SFA has planned. Others are slated for April 3 and Nov. 6; keep watching SFA Connect and our homepage for details about all upcoming KCIM webinars and programming.