Farminars are Practical Farmers’ version of a webinar. These 90-minute online seminars are free and produced to help farmers learn about business and production issues that matter to them from the convenience of their homes. Farminars are held weekly each Tuesday during the winter months, and run from 7–8:30 p.m. CST. While most farminars are farmer-led, speakers may also include agriculture or conservation practitioners. Farminars air live online and allow participants to ask questions of presenters in real-time.

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Next Farminar:  “On-Farm Research Explores Cover Crops, Manure, Nitrogen & Returns” – Woody Van Arkel & Cameron Ogilvie

Tuesday, Feb. 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. CT

Join Woody Van Arkel and Cameron Ogilvie as they share results of and experience with on-farm research at Woody’s farm. Research explored different cover crops in combination with manure applications and side-dressed nitrogen. Cover crops included cereal rye, red clover and multi-species blends. Learn how on-farm research like this can help you consider net returns and not solely bushels per acre.

    • Laurent (Woody) Van Arkel farms just south of Dresden, Ontario. He has long been innovating with no-till and cover crops in his corn, soybean, wheat and sugar beet rotation. He is also partnering with federal researchers, through Living Lab – Ontario, to better understand the potential for perennial cover crops.
    • Cameron Ogilvie is the knowledge mobilization coordinator for Soils at Guelph, a University of Guelph initiative to advance soil management by bridging gaps between farmers, researchers and the public. He has a master’s degree in cropping systems and agronomy from the University of Guelph, where he studied the impacts of cover crops (he prefers to call them “service crops”) on water and nutrient cycling.

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