A free workshop for livestock, dairy and crop producers interested in integrating cover crops and livestock into their operations will be held from noon-3 p.m. March 25 at Lakes Cafe, 136 W Main St, Perham. This event will discuss designing cover crop blends to improve soil health and produce livestock feed.
Limited to 20 participants, registrants should bring: a field photo or map of one field in which to integrate cover crops, cropping and herbicide records for the past four seasons for that field, and a wi-fi enabled laptop or tablet computer. Experts will be coaching attendees through designing a custom cover crop blend.
Refreshments will be provided but not lunch – it is recommended that attendees eat prior to and not during the workshop.
This event is sponsored by SFA and the West Central Minnesota Dairy Initiative.
Also, SFA is in the early stages of planning a grass-based dairy workshop with Dr. Allen Williams, likely to be held sometime in May. Keep reading SFA Connect for updates and registration information.