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Cover Crops Spring 2014 Webinar Series

An American Society of Agronomy Webinar Series sponsored by the following organizations:
An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:
Covers Crops, Soil Health Principals, and Maximizing Yield - 1.0 Soil and Water Management
Combining Livestock, Manure and Cover Crops - 1.0 Nutrient Management
Cover Crop Seed Selection and Planting - 1.0 Crop Management
Cover Crop Management and Termination - 1.0 Crop Management

CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings per webinar

$90.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$144.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Covers Crops, Soil Health Principals, and Maximizing Yield
Combining Livestock, Manure and Cover Crops
Cover Crop Seed Selection and Planting
Cover Crop Management and Termination

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

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Class cost: $ 144.00

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Cover Crops, Soil Health Principals, and Maximizing Yield

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

Improving soil health not only cleans up water quality and reduces soil loss but also provides a better environment for cash crops to succeed. Learn about basic soil health principles and how cover crops are key to making those happen on your farm.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Ray McCormick
McCormick Farms
Indiana Farmer

Ray McCormick has worked with cover crops over 20 years on several thousand acres of both owned and rented land in Southern, Indiana. He shared his practical experiences incorporating cover crops in his operation and the benefits that he’s gained.

Kris Nichols
USDA-ARS
Soil Microbiologist

Kris Nichols is a Research (Soil) Microbiologist with the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND. Her research and professional achievements have focused on the impacts of cropping and grazing systems on soil microbiology, nutrient cycling, and soil aggregation to improve soil health and water quality.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Soil & Water Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Combining Livestock, Manure and Cover Crops

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

A livestock + cover crop combination is the fastest way to profit from your investment. Cover crops not only provide feed for livestock they also hold and scavenge precious nutrients to reduce potential offsite pollution.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Nutrient Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:

Dr. Tim Harrigan
Associate Professor
Michigan State University

Tim Harrigan, Michigan State University Dr. Harrigan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University.  The focus of his research, teaching and extension programs is in developing farming systems that improve soil health, protect water quality and build sustainable agro-ecosystems.  His recent work has been in reintegrating manure, cover crops and low-intensity tillage to improve soil quality, protect the environment and enhance farm profitability.     

Kent Solberg
Minnesota Farmer

Kent Solberg, 7 Pines Farm in Minnesota, Kent and his wife Linda own and operate a grass-based livestock farm near Verndale, MN.   Kent has a passion for the land and has been involved in planned grazing management, pasture based livestock and integrated crop and livestock systems over 20 years.   For the past 5 years they have been using cover crops and seeded annuals to extend their grazing season and improve soil health.   He serves as the Livestock and Grazing Specialist for the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, and has taught college-level courses on forages, grazing, and livestock management.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Nutrient Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

If you are enrolled in this class, please log in to see the class materials.

Class cost: $ 40.00

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Cover Crop Seed Selection and Planting

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

Knowing which cover crops to pick for your farm's goals can be daunting. So many options exist that it is sometimes hard to know what to pick and then how to plant it. Whether you are new to cover crops or an advanced user hear from two experts in the field on how they best chose and seed their cover crops.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Keith Berns
Green Cover Seed

Keith Berns, along with his brother Brian, combine over 30 years of no-till farming with 10 years of teaching Agriculture and Computers.  In addition to no-tilling 2,500 acres of irrigated and dry land corn, soybeans, rye, triticale, peas and buckwheat in South Central Nebraska, they also own and operate Green Cover Seed, one of the major cover crop seed providers and educators in the United States.  Green Cover Seed has experimented with over 80 different cover crop types and hundreds of mixes planted into various situations and they have learned a lot about cover crop growth, nitrogen fixation, moisture usage, and grazing utilization of cover crops.  Keith also developed the SmartMix CalculatorTM one of the most widely used cover crop selection tools on the internet. 

Jim Hoorman
Assistant Professor
Ohio State University Extension

Jim Hoorman is an Assistant Professor with Ohio State University and an Extension Educator in Putnam County, Ohio.  He has been working with cover crops and soil health for approximately 8 years.  

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Cover Crop Management and Termination

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by the following organizations:
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Iowa – SARE
Minnesota – SARE
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACS)
DuPont Pioneer
Cover Crop Solutions, LLC
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Grassland Oregon
LaCrosse Seed
The CISCO Companies
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Department of Soil Science – University of Wisconsin
Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding
Practical Farmers of Iowa

The spring can be a challenging time for farmers busy to get into the field and start planting. Killing a cover crop is not business as usual. Planning for proper spring management of your cover crop needs to happen before April. Learn from two experts in the field on a couple different methods for termination.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Steve Berger
Iowa Farmer

Steve farms near Wellman, in southeast Iowa with his family on a diversified corn, soybean and farrow-finish swine operation.  The Bergers have been practicing continuous no-till for 35 years and have been using rye cover crops for 14 years.

Mike Plumer
Coordinator
Illinois Council on Best Management Practices

Mike has his masters from the University of Southern Illinois in Plant & Soil Science.  He was an extension educator for over 34 years with the University of Illinois in agriculture and Natural Resources.  Mike now does conservation agriculture consulting both nationally and internationally. He is the coordinator of the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices and conducts programing and research in cover crops, conservation and watershed water quality.  He’s worked the past 37 years in conservation tillage/no-till systems and 32 years with cover crops.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

If you are enrolled in this class, please log in to see the class materials.

Class cost: $ 40.00

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