MARCH 2016


(Posted Tue. Mar 22nd, 2016)

Before you step in the field this spring, why not invest an hour in learning more about ways you can protect the soil beneath your feet? Practices catching on among today’s top corn farmers include cover crops, nutrient and soil management, and precision business planning.


The Soil Health Partnership, a farmer-led initiative from the National Corn Growers Association, will soon embark on its third summer of field days to help farmers learn from their peers about how changing certain practices can improve the environment, and maybe even the bottom line. But first, with the help of United Supplier’s SUSTAIN platform, we’re bringing this VIRTUAL field day webinar to Iowa farmers. Framed under the umbrella of Iowa’s progressive water quality leadership, speakers include an Iowa farmer enrolled in the program about his experience with cover crops and reduced tillage machinery.


The webinar will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, March 30. Click here to register.


Speakers include Elyssa McFarland, Soil Health Partnership Field Manager; Sean McMahon, Executive Director, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance; Wade Kent, a Soil Health Partnership farmer in Algona, Iowa; and Dave Muth, AgSolver.


An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, The Soil Health Partnership receives funding from Monsanto, the Walton Family Foundation, NRCS and the United Soybean Board, with technical support from the Environmental Defense Fund and The Nature Conservancy.