Improving Water Quality and Soil Health

Improving Water Quality and Soil Health With Cover Crops

The Peterson FamilyMonday, Aug. 7 | 10 a.m.-Noon

Hosts: Mark & Jodi Peterson and Lane Peterson

Peterson Farms

Address: 2410 County Road M | Craig, NE 68019


Mark and his son, Lane, farm 2,000 acres near Craig, Nebraska, and use cover crops on about half of their acres. Together, they raise corn and soybeans and Lane operates his own cover crop seeding and custom application business. Mark advocates for clean water and healthy soils by promoting buffer strips and testing the soil and water on their farm. The Petersons have been using cover crops for nine years and hope to share with field day attendees how to get started and keep going with cover crops in Nebraska.

Lunch will follow the field day.

Sponsored by: 

  • Center for Rural Affairs
  • Grain Millers Inc

See & Discuss:

  • Getting started with cover crops
  • Improving water quality and soil health
  • Soil-water holding capacity
  • No-till fields
  • Weed control with cover crops and herbicide reduction
  • Buffer strips