March 21, 8am–4pmWhat
Ohio State University Extension will offer a workshop in multiple locations on using cover crops to promote soil health for farmers and to provide additional forages for livestock producers.
Each workshop will be tailored to the local area: Workshops in the northwest, central and southwest areas will focus on cover crops after row crops; and in the southeast, the workshop will focus on cover crops for forages and grazing.
The workshop will offer growers an advanced marathon session on cover crops, with the opportunity to work hands-on with soils and seeds and learn about managing specific cover crops, he said.
Topics for the daylong workshop include:
ECO Farming: Ecological Farming Practices.
Soil Ecology and Nutrient Recycling.
Biology of Soil Compaction.
Keeping Nutrients Out of Surface Water.
Economics of Cover Crops.
Using the Cover Crop Selector Tool.
Raising Homegrown Nitrogen for Fertilizer or for Forages.
Managing Grasses and Brassicas in Your Crop Rotation or for Forages.
Open Discussion: Using Cover Crops in Your Farming Operation.
The registration cost for each workshop is $35 and includes lunch, handouts, fact sheets and the new Midwest Cover Crop Field Guide.
Location to be announced. To register, contact Suzanne Mills-Wasniak, Extension educator, Montgomery County, 937-224-9654, ext. 109. The deadline to register is March 14.