Small Grains Conference

2020 Small Grains Conference

March 4 – 5 | Springfield, IL

Wyndham Springfield City Centre | 700 E Adams Street Springfield, IL 62701

Thanks for joining us in historic Springfield to learn about growing small grains, cover cropping and the benefits of an extended rotation. The conference had twelve breakout sessions throughout the day including topics on integrating animals with a small grains operation, marketing small grains, the agronomy behind successfully raising small grains and more.

Check out the materials from past conferences below.


Post-Conference Materials

Presentation Slides

SpeakerSessionPresentation
Carl SchwinkeProfitably Selling Wheat to Milling MarketsPDF
Dave BishopIncreasing Profitability on Small Grain Acres with Cover Crops and LivestockPDF
Hans Stein & Molly McGheeExperience Feeding Barley and Hybrid Rye to PigsPDF
Jennifer BleshLearning From Farmers: Diversifying Crop Rotations to Make Farms More ResilientPDF
Jennifer BleshManaging Legume Cover Crops for Multiple Benefits on FarmsPDF
Madhav BhattaNew and Classic Tools for Small-Grain Variety SelectionPDF
Jessica RutkoskiNew and Classic Tools for Small-Grain Variety SelectionPDF
Josh TranelSmall Grain Silage as a Feed Source for a Dairy Farm: How to Make It WorkPDF
Lowell GentryMinimizing Nutrient Loss by Diversifying Crop RotationPDF
Randy Wilken & Doug MillerHigh-Quality Cover Crop Seed Production and How to Stay on the Right Side of the LawPDF
Rick ClarkProfitability of Building Soil Health: Diverse Crop Rotations, No-Till and Cover CropsPDF
Becca BrattainCalculating the Value of Small Grains in Livestock Diets
PDF
Randy JacksonCan we sequester carbon in agricultural soils?PDF
Video
Randy Jackson How does diversifying crop rotations affect profit, land, air, and water?PDF
Sara Fletcher & Alisha BowerRebuilding the Small Grains Economy in the Midwest PDF
Graham AdsitWhat's winter farming all about? Small Grains Production and MarketingPDF
Molly McGheeThe Value of Hybrid Rye for LivestockPDF
Video
Gene SchrieferFilling in the Forage Gap PDF
Carl Duley Bringing Malting Barley Back to Western WisconsinPDF
Julie GrossmanGrowing your own nitrogen through cover crops PDF
John WepkingMarket Development and Grain Handling for Artisan Grain Products PDF
Dan MeyerBenefits of Managing Manure on a Dairy and Grain FarmPDF
Dr. Pete LammersEvaluating Oat Varieties for FeedPDF
Andy WalshProduction of Small Grains for Seed MarketsPDF
Valentin D. PicassoKernza – A perennial grain and forage crop with multiple uses PDF
John and Halee WepkingBringing the Next Generation to the Farm with Small GrainsPDF
Video
Dorothy & John PriskeKernza – A perennial grain and forage crop with multiple uses PDF
Dr. Becca StokesHybrid Rye for ForagePDF
Video

2019 Video

2018 Video

2017 Video


Event Questions

For questions, contact Hannah Grosspietsch at (515) 232-5661 or hannah@practicalfarmers.org

 

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