Soil Health Smorgasbord for Farmers + Family Learning Event

Tuesday, August 6 | 2 – 7 p.m. | Buckingham, IA

In partnership with Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crops Initiative, which is a project of the Iowa Seed Association

2018 09 17 10.15.48This hands-on field day will occur in two phases. From 2-5 p.m., farmers and producers will learn about soil health principles, including strip-tillage, grazing cover crops and interseeding in 60-inch rows. The community is invited to join in for a meal at 5 p.m. Afterwards, children and parents can visit various stations on the farm to learn about steps local farmers are taking to protect water quality and soil health.

HOST: Adam Nechanicky

EVENT QUESTIONS:

Shannon Moeller – (641) 861-2280; shannon.moeller16@gmail.com

Stacie Buhr – (319) 472-2161, ext 4045; stacie.buhr@usda.gov

THE FARM:

Adam Nechanicky farms with his family on land that has been in their family since 1902. They raise 760 acres of corn, seed corn, seed beans, hay and pasture – which Adam uses for the cow-calf herd he manages with his wife, Lindsey. He started using cover crops in 2013 and has tried multiple seeding methods since then.

TOPICS:

  • Five principles of soil health (slake test)
  • Strip-till fertilizer placement
  • Cover crops as forage for livestock
  • Soil pit: hands-on demo
  • Testing soil health via buried underwear
  • Rainfall simulator and water infiltration demo
  • Cover crop field demo: interseeding 60-inch rows, three mixes
  • Microscope analysis of soil

LOCATION: 2943 County Road D65 Buckingham 50612

DIRECTIONS:

From IA Hwy 21, on the south side of Waterloo: Take IA Hwy 21 south for 13.5 miles, turn right (west) 130th Street / County Road D65 and go 2 miles.

MEAL INFORMATION:

A meal will be served at 5 p.m.


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