Farminars

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. Most farminars are led by farmers, and many are presented in a “fish-bowl” format where attendees listen as an experienced farmer answers a beginning farmer’s questions. Farminars air live online and allow participants to ask questions of presenters in real-time.

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“Interseeding 60-Inch Corn for Improved ROI” – Eric Miller

January 26 | 7-8:30 p.m.

3DD47D43 82EF 4274 A926 1364C3DE60FAIn 2019, Eric began his own on-farm research project planting 60” corn with a cover crop mix seeded in between the rows in June. He prefers seeding cover crops at this time of year because it fits into his schedule. The wide corn rows result in ample cover crop growth by the fall, which in turn presents opportunities for grazing. Eric says the big plus of this system is his reduced use of inputs like residual herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and fertilizer.

  • Eric Miller has been farming in northeast Iowa since 2009. His first years in farming were good as crop prices were high, but after price drops in recent years, he found he was struggling financially and began trying to figure out how to improve his bottom line.

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