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A Look at Soil Regeneration With Jill Clapperton

Jill Clapperton

Jill Clapperton

Chris and Janenne Teachout are on a mission to rebuild their farm’s soil. The couple raise corn, soybeans and small grains on about 1,800 acres near Shenandoah. They have been no-tilling for more than 20 years and use cover crops extensively on their Fremont County farm.

As part of their quest to deepen their understanding of soil health, the Teachouts have invited internationally renowned soil scientist Jill Clapperton, co-founder of Rhizoterra Inc., to lead a workshop and field day on their farm. The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 1-6 p.m., near Shenandoah (1653 400th Ave. about 5 miles northwest of town), and is being held in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and Green Cover Seed.

The cost is free for Practical Farmers of Iowa members, and $40 for non-members. A catered dinner will be provided, followed by a panel discussion. RSVPs are required. Please contact Debra Boekholder, (515) 232-5661 or [email protected], by Friday, Aug. 25. The event is sponsored by Iowa Farmers Union, North Central SARE and Page County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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