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.

RSVP BY August 2

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. Please RSVP by clicking the blue button below. 

We take RSVP numbers to get an idea of the amount of food that we need to provide for the event. If you RSVP after the deadline but before the event, you are still welcome, but we cannot guarantee a meal.

RSVP BY August 2


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