Conservation Training

Cover Crop Workshop

March 29, 2023

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Indianola, IA

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Warren County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, March 29, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Agri-Tech Aviation near Indianola. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

Cover crops offer many benefits to farmers and landowners including, reduced soil erosion, weed suppression potential, reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loads entering water bodies, and increased organic matter in the soil. When paired with no-tillage additional benefits include increased water infiltration and reduced erosion during heavy rain events.

This workshop aims to equip attendees with best management practices for establishing and managing cover crops to maintain yields during the transition to a higher residue system of cover crops. Additionally, the workshop offers the opportunity to learn more about cover crops and crop insurance, as well as the economics of soil health.