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Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference goes Virtual

This year’s Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference may look a little different, but it will still bring you the valuable content you have come to expect from this conference. The event will be held via Zoom on February 10th and 11th, 2021.

From 7-8 pm on Wednesday, February 10th, attendees will check in with former Wisconsin Cover Crop keynote speakers, Barry Fisher, Blake Vine and Rick Clark, to get updates on their cover crop innovations. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions for a lively Q and A session!

On Thursday, February 11th, at 11AM attendees will hear from Loran Steinlage, Owner/Operator of FLOLOfarms, on “Profit through Diversification”. Loran and his wife, Brenda, farm on the edge of the Driftless area in northeast Iowa and are known for their use of companion/relay cropping and growing diverse crops including winter wheat, malting barley, and buckwheat, as well as corn, soybeans and cereal rye.

After a lunch break, afternoon breakout sessions will include using covers for weed management with Rodrigo Werle and Erin Silva, growing small grains with Shawn Conley, Matt Ruark and Mike Ballweg, and cover crop grazing with Serge Koenig.

New this year, there will also be a virtual poster, video and photograph showcase which will highlight innovative agricultural practices, successful conservation outreach and educational activities, and scientific research on cover crops, soil health, and resilient cropping systems from across the state.

While the event is free, registration is required. More information and registration can be found at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/covercrop/.