Cover Crop/Soil Health Field Day to be held in Big Stone County

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Make plans to attend a Cover Crop/Soil Health Field Day on October 1st to be held at Erick Klepel’s cover crop fields east of Ortonville, Minnesota. The main presenter of the event will be Gabe Brown, Rancher and Cover Crop Expert from Bismarck, North Dakota. The event will begin with registration from 8:30-9:00 am at the field. In addition to Gabe Brown’s presentation on Making Cover Crops Work, other topics include: Weeds to Watch, Cover Crops 101, Soil Formation and Soil Health, Designing a Profitable Cover Crop, Drone Technology, and onsite inspection of a corn field and wheat field planted to cover crops. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be available. Presenters include: Krecia Leddy, NRCS District Conservationist; Blayne Johnson, Big Stone SWCD; Brandon Van Middendorp, LaCrosse Seed; Joe Kristoff, NRCS Soil Scientist; Justin Fruechte, Millborn Seeds; and Will Anderson, RX Ag Services. A noon lunch sponsored by Border States Co-op is planned. If you are interested in attending, please call the Ortonville NRCS/SWCD office (320) 839-6149 ext. 3 for directions to the site and for lunch registration by September 29th.