Cover Crops, Cattle and Conservation Projects Supporting Biodiversity

Saturday, July 30 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hosts: John & Cindi Van Horn, Jane & Doug Cunningham and Robert & Mary Van Horn

Van Horn Farms | (712) 830-2821

Address: 21094 Velvet Ave. | Glidden, IA 51443

2022 04 08 12.53.33Van Horn Farms is a mosaic of farmland consisting of row crops with cover crops, pastures, butterfly habitat, quail buffers and a 140-acre wetland. John manages the overall operation, while his sister, Jane, and her husband, Doug, serve important roles.

In July, John will interseed annual ryegrass and cereal rye into his standing corn and soybeans using his custom cover crop air seeder. His aims are to grow fall forage for his 100-head of cattle and to help with weed control. Join us to tour his complex network of working lands and discuss his current on-farm research trials.

See & Discuss:

  • Cover crops and cattle integration
  • Soil health
  • Wetlands and wildlife habitat
  • An on-farm research trial looking at interseeding cover crops
  • An on-farm research trial looking at reducing nitrogen application by 50 pounds per acre

Meal Information: Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and catered by the Lidderdale Country Store. Stay after lunch for a tour of Robert’s big-game trophy room.

RSVPs are appreciated by July 25


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