Workshop Location has been moved from the Grundy County Fair Grounds to PT Grillers Event Center.
9 am to 12:30
PT Grillers 24735 U Ave, Reinbeck, IA 50669
Northern Iowa Farmer Wayne Fredericks and former director of the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Jerry Hatfield will discuss long-term data on Wayne's farm showing increases in soil organic matter due to cover crops and no-till. Dean Sponheim of Northern Iowa and Tom Cotter of Minnesota will also talk about cover crops and economics. This event is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us.
Lunch will be served. RSVP appreciated for the lunch count. Call Denise Freeseman at 319-824-3634 ext 3 to RSVP.
We will be observing social distancing guidelines . Tables will be spaced apart and there will be fewer chairs at each table. One to two table will be released at a time and sent to wash their hands before the meal. We will limit the facility to 25% (75 people) of it's capacity. Mask wearing is recommended.
Wayne is from Osage, IA. He believes proper management decisions require on-farm data and up to date record management. He has been using cover crops and no-till/strip-till to increase his soil organic matter.
Jerry's passion is helping agriculture achieve improved efficiency and then he uses that information to help producers explore new methods of management.
Dean farms in Mitchell County, IA. He has gone from moldboard plowing in the 70's to strip-till in 1999 and then planting cover crops in 2012. Dean enjoys helping producers work through the physiological challenges when implementing changes on their operations.
Tom is a 4th generation farmer from southern MN.
They raise corn, soybeans, Sweet corn, peas, alfalfa and oats. Tom and his dad started using cover crops in the 1990's on their canning crops only. In 2010 when Tom put the reduced tillage, cover crops and grazing together his soil health took off.