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Cover Crops for Ag Professionals Webinar Series

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Webinar Series Description:  Cover crops in the Midwest Corn Belt may be used to accomplish several goals, including erosion control, limiting nutrient movement off-site, enhancing nutrient cycling, and breaking pest cycles, among others. Precipitation amounts, temperature and growing degree-days, and soils differ greatly throughout the 12-state region. In this 3-part webinar series, researchers, CCAs, and producers will present principles and applications of how cover crops have been incorporated into some agricultural management systems across the Midwest.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:   1.0 in Crop Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

Included webinars in this series package are:
Show Me the Money!  Can Cover Crops Pay?
So, Why Do you Want to Grow Cover Crops?
Managing for Cover Crops - Don't Forget the Agronomic Basics

Each webinar may also be purchased individually under the individual webinars section on the store page.

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Managing for Cover Crops - Don’t Forget Agronomic Basics

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

This webinar will focus on the agronomic adjustments researchers/producers/CCAs need to remember when adding cover crops to the current farming system. Learn from Trent Sanderson, farmer from Clare, IL, about what agronomic considerations they remember when managing cover crops. Hear about planting date, seeding method, seeding rate, species selection, pest management, herbicides, and the effects on the following crop, among others. Learn from State of Missouri Extension Weed Scientist, Kevin Bradley about the effects of herbicide carryover on cover crops, how to terminate cover crops, and what cover crops actually do for weed control. Information shared will be targeted to ag professionals who consult with farmers adding cover crops.

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

Speaker Information:
Kevin Bradley
Associate Professor and State Extension Weed Scientist
University of Missouri

Kevin Bradley is an Associate Professor and State Extension Weed Scientist in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri. Kevin’s faculty appointment includes extension and research responsibilities in the area of applied weed management in corn, soybean, wheat, pastures, and forages. He also teaches a graduate level class in herbicide mechanism of action. In addition to evaluating new herbicides and weed management techniques, Dr. Bradley's applied research program focuses on the development of programs for the prevention and management of herbicide-resistant weeds, on the interaction of herbicides and weeds with other agrochemicals and pests in the agroecosystem, and on the effects of common pasture weeds on forage yield, quality, and grazing preference.

Trent Sanderson
Farmer
Sanderson Ag

Trent Sanderson is a 27 year old farmer from north-central Illinois. As a producer with two older generations on the farm, Trent and his family have a diverse range of knowledge surrounding conservation practices as they strive to be good stewards of the land. Their main commodities include corn, soybeans, wheat, red clover and a cow-calf operation. Since 2007, all of their corn acres are strip-tilled, and the remaining crops are no-tilled. Cover crops became a part of their land stewardship program in 2012, experimenting with different species and management practices. Trent has built a cover crop dealership based on practical results with existing equipment and species selection to help local producers adopt cover crops onto their farm.

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CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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So, Why Do You Want to Grow Cover Crops?

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Webinar Description: Length of the growing season affects the growth of cover crops after establishment, which affects the potential benefits that can be realistically expected from including cover crops into a production system. Presenters from the central and northern Corn Belt will address their goals for, and their experiences with, incorporating cover crops into their operations plus share information about decision-making tools they use to improve their success with cover crops. Information shared will be targeted to ag professionals who consult with farmers adding cover crops.

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

Speakers:
Nathan Anderson
Farmer

Nathan Anderson has been farming with his family since 2005, raising beef cattle and field crops near Cherokee, Iowa. The cow-calf herd is primarily grass-based, the crops are no-tilled, and they use cover crops both for the soil benefits and as forage for the livestock.

Joel Gruver
Associate Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture
Western Illinois University

Dr. Joel Gruver grew up on a small diversified farm in rural Maryland. He has a BS in Chemistry from Principia College, a MS in Agronomy from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Soil Science from NC State University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture in the School of Agriculture at Western Illinois University. In addition to teaching 6 classes, Dr. Gruver conducts conservation cropping systems research and outreach with a focus on cover crops and organic grain production.

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CEUs

Crop Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Show Me the Money! Can Cover Crops Pay?

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American Society of Agronomy webinar series sponsored by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Additional support provided by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Webinar Description:  What economic data is available on changes in costs and revenue when cover crops are added to your system? Learn the cover cropping system Ken Rulon, farmer from Arcadia, IN is using on his farm and he determines the return on investment of adding cover crops. Also hear from Lauren Cartwright with Missouri NRCS about a partial budgeting tool to help farmers better understand changes in costs and revenues when adding cover crops to their farm.

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

Speakers:
Lauren Cartwright
Resource Conservationist/Agricultural Economist
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Lauren Cartwright is a Resource Conservationist/Agricultural Economist with USDA-NRCS in Missouri.  She currently coordinates the EQIP program for the state of Missouri and focuses on development of user-friendly economic decision support tools to address resource management issues.  Current work emphasis includes cover crop economics, forestry economics, and grazing economics.

Ken Rulon
Rulon Enterprises

Ken Rulon helps manage the Rulon Family's 6,300 acre farm in central Indiana. The Rulon’s, Ken, Roy, and Rodney, focus on the economics of sustainability. They have been recognized with numerous honors including the No-Till Innovator Award, and the 2012 National Conservation Legacy Award. The farm has documented increases in Organic Matter over time utilizing a combination of never-till with cover crop mixes. Recent on farm data has led to the adoption of variable rate nitrogen application driven by one-acre grid yield goals.

For several years, the Rulons have cooperated with Purdue University on replicated field trials comparing various nitrogen rate and cover crop combinations. These plots total over 100 acres provide the data to support their economic analysis of the positive return on investment from cover crops.

The Rulon family also facilitates an internet based farmer peer group, centered on sharing best management practices and risk management. The website, www.rulonenterprises.com,  and an annual conference, are part of this effort. Last year’s event drew over 120 attendees from 14 states and 2 foreign countries. It is a fun group of farmer thinkers committed to maximizing profits and improving soil health.

Free to all registrants.

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: $ 0.00

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