The annual no-till, cover crops, and planned grazing workshop will be held Wednesday, February 14th in the Lifelong Learning Center on the campus of Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with coffee and rolls provided by the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD).
In the morning session, Jay Fuhrer will present “What’s on your landscape?” Fuhrer is a Soil Health Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Bismarck, ND. He will talk about the grazing and cropping systems we use today and compare them to the systems which built our soils.
Paul Jasa, Extension Engineer with UNL, will also be on hand to present the Rogers Memorial Farm Cover Crop Update.
The afternoon program will include more information from the morning speakers, along with Dan Gillespie, NRCS No-till Specialist for Madison County. Dan will talk about cover crop management in corn/bean rotations, what crops to seed, and when to terminate.
Lunch will be provided at noon. The workshop will end at approximately 3:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the NRCS and the LENRD. Reserve your seat by calling your local NRCS office or the LENRD at 402.371.7313 by February 8th.