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Using Conservation to Improve Farm Profitability – 60-Inch-Row Corn + Interseeded Cover Crops
Saturday, June 27 | 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Nathan and Sarah farm using in-field conservation practices that reduce soil loss, increase soil health, reduce inputs and provide forage for livestock. They also target edge-of-field conservation on marginal lands to provide water quality and wildlife benefits while improving return on investment on farmed acres. We’ll chat with Nathan twice over the course of the season to learn about conservation he’s using on his farm to increase profitability.
In part 1, Nathan will discuss planting corn in 60-inch rows with interseeded cover crops, and he’ll share the environmental and agronomic benefits he sees – or hopes to see – from the practice.
The Farm: Nathan and Sarah Anderson are lifetime members of PFI who own and operate Bobolink Prairie Farms near Aurelia, Iowa. Nathan, Sarah and family have worked to grow their cattle herd while improving grazing management and incorporating cover crops through on-farm research. Nathan is also a PFI board member.
- 60-inch-row corn
- Using cover crops to extend forage chains
- Soil health and water quality
Other Events in the Series:
Note: You may attend both events in the series, or pick the ones you’re most interested in.
Format: Virtual Field Day (#1 of Series)
Platform: Facebook Live
This material is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under number NR186114XXXXG003. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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