Cover Crop Meetings Scheduled February-March 2013

There are Cover Crop meetings and conferences going on across the country like never before.  Here is a list of those I am aware of that are coming up in February and March 2013.  Please look below in the comments section for several more meetings.

I will be speaking again this year at the MCCC Meeting in Ontario

I will be speaking again this year at the MCCC Meeting in Ontario

February 19         Cover Crops: How Your Soils Benefit TH Agri-Chemical, Kimberly, Wisconsin

February 20        Legacy Seeds, Inc – Cover Crop Meetings – Rochester, Minnesota

February 27        Cover Crops: Do They Make Me Money? Newton and Jasper Counties, IN

February 28-March 1  Midwest Cover Crop Council Annual Meeting, London, Ontario, Canada

March 5-6            Conservation Tillage Conference, Ada, Ohio

March 5 and 7     Reabe Spraying Services, Waupun, Wisconsin (Contact Damon Reabe for more              information at 920-324-3519)

March 6                Ag-Tech – Stockton, IL 10AM- NOON  Contact Shane Johnson at 815-947-3248 for more information

If you know of other cover crop meetings please add them in the comments section so all can see where else there are meetings!


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8 Responses to Cover Crop Meetings Scheduled February-March 2013

  1. Daryl February 15, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    We are hosting a farmer panel on “advanced cover crop management” at our Lafayette, IN office Feb 19th, 2013. Visit to register!

  2. Kerry Allen February 17, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Stutzman’s Feed and Supply Seed Meeting will be held at the Otto Center in Arthur, Illinois on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Meal is provided. Please RSVP to Stutzman’s at (217) 543-2195.

    Agronomist Greg Downing will discuss: Cover Crops, Pasture renovation, Establishing alfalfas for horses and dairy, and much more!

    Otto Center is located on CR 000E, 1/2 mile south of Vine Street and Route 133 in Arthur.

  3. Dave February 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    From Sarah Carlson – Practical Farmers of Iowa:

    2013 Spring Cover Crop Field Day Schedule

    Friday, March 15 at 9:30 am-2:30pm – Moville Area Community Center– Moville, Woodbury Co. – (Address: 815 Main St.)

    Tuesday, March 19 at 10:00 am-1:00 pm – Dustin Kaestner Farm – Luzerne, Benton Co. – (Address: 7381 16th Ave Luzerne, IA 52257)

    Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 am-2:00 pm – Buzzy’s Pizza Welton – Welton, Clinton Co. – (Address: 414 Main St.)

    Friday, March 22 at 10:00 am-1:00pm –Tour beginning at Black Hawk Marsh State Game Management Area, then to Russ Schelle Farm and finally at a park shelter in Breda – Breda, Sac Co.– (Address: IDNR property near 3575 Quincy Ave)

    Tuesday, Mar. 26 at 10:00 am-1:00 pm – Mike Sporrer Farm – Dedham, Carroll Co. (Address: TBD)

    Thursday, Mar. 28 at 10:00 am-1:00 pm – Kent Swanson Farm – Red Oak, Montgomery Co. – (2670 K Ave, Red Oak IA 51566)

    Monday, April 1 at 10:00am–1:00pm – Dordt College Research Farm – Sioux Center, Sioux Co. – (Address: 3598 U.S. 75)

    Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 am-2:00 pm – Johnson’s Restaurant and Gary Kregel Farm– Elkader, Clayton Co. – (Address: 916 1/2 High St NE)

    Wednesday, May 22 at 1:00pm – 3:30pm – Dan Specht Farm – Monona, Clayton Co. (Address: 12794 Pleasant Ridge Road)

  4. Kevin Allison March 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Conservation Cropping Meeting

    Mike Plumer with lead a discussion on cover crop economics, productivity and management. Supplemented by the NRCS Soil Health team.

    Private applicator, commercial applicator and certified crop adviser credits offered.

    Monday, March 25th, Washington Community Building at Eastside Park in Washington, Indiana. 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please visit for more details.

  5. Dave March 13, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Soil Health and Farm Biofuel Workshop
    Tuesday, March 26 Registration at 8:30 a.m. Workshop from 9-4
    at the Green Cover Seed Facility 1 mile south and 1.4 miles east of Bladen, NE

    Cost $20 per person (pre-registered) or $40 at the door (includes lunch and breaks)

    Registration limited to first 250 people to signup…

    Go to to register online!

    We have a block of hotel rooms at the Hastings Comfort Inn under the name: Green Cover Seed Meeting
    Call 402-463-5252 1 queen bed $70, 2 beds, $75 Rooms held until March 22nd

    Accommodations also available at Green Acres Motel – Red Cloud, NE 402-746-2201

  6. Dave March 14, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Cover Crop Decision-Making Tools
    Tues., March 19, 2013
    7 pm (Central)

    Join us online, Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 7 pm (Central) for the first of the three-part “spring farminar” series. These weekly free online learning events feature farmers as the experts!

    Adobe Connect Mobile available for use with your iPad, tablet, or smart phone! Download Adobe Connect Mobile in the App Store.

    Cover Crop Decision-Making Tools

    March 19
    Just getting started with cover crops or want to hone your cover crop selections? Learn more about two online tools, the SmartMix (cover crop) Calculator, developed by Green Cover Seed of Bladen, NE and the Cover Crop Selector Tool developed by the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group in Ames, IA. Both resources are available online for farmers and landowners to improve their cover crop decision-making.

    David Ausberger, row crop and cover crop farmer from central Iowa; Keith Berns, farmer and owner of Green Cover Seed in Bladen, Neb.; and Sarah Carlson, research and policy director for Practical Farmers of Iowa, will demonstrate these tools, explain how they originated and ways to use them.

    This FREE “Farminar” from Practical Farmers of Iowa begins the 2013 spring series. This web-based seminar is a 90-minute, interactive, online learning opportunity offered by Practical Farmers of Iowa.

  7. Luke Pritchett April 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Dave, we share MANY commonalities: Purdue [’61-’65] … Agronomy / Soils …
    and a great friend Chuck Rhykerd, that may also be on your ‘friend list’ !!

    I’m originally from Hendricks County, IN.

    With a MS from the University of Illinois, in Agronomy / soils, I have lived and worked
    in over 25 states, specializing in soil conditioners, soil structure, and land use.

    Though I currently residing in Ft Myers, FL, I am anxious to re-kindle my agronomic
    activity[ies] !!

    I look forward to talking to you !!

    Have a great[er] day !!

    Luke Pritchett

  8. Dave January 3, 2014 at 6:47 pm #


    I hope your re-kindling of Agronomic activities has been fun! It’s a GREAT time to be involved in agriculture. Yes, Chuck Rhykerd was a great friend! I was president of Agronomy Club and he was our advisor…plus we worked together on Alpha Zeta too!