This week, you don’t need to scout your field or even leave the shop or your living room to learn how to improve your soil. Just grab your laptop and spend an hour with the Soil Health Partnership learning more about cover crops, conservation tillage and nutrient management. The virtual field day takes place Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST. Best of all, it’s free! Register here.
The presentation is framed under the umbrella of Iowa’s progressive water quality leadership but is open and relevant to producers in ANY state. You’ll also hear from an Iowa farmer about his experience in changing the way he farms. Speakers during the webinar include:
- Elyssa McFarland, Soil Health Partnership field manager;
- Jim Jordahl, program manager, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance;
- Wade Kent, SHP farmer from Algona, Iowa; and
- Dave Muth, AgSolver.
The Soil Health Partnership is an initiative of the NCGA. For more information on the partnership, visit www.soilhealthpartnership.org.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.