Cover Crop Boot Camp

Tuesday, March 16, 10 a.m.-Noon

Before the last of the snow melts, fine-tune your spring cover crop plan and double-down on cutting unnecessary expenses. During this two-hour boot camp, we’ll hear presentations from Chad Bell and Rebecca Clay on cover crop economics, followed by Q&A. Then we’ll listen as experienced cover cropper Nathan Anderson and new cover crop user Keaton Krueger discuss planter set-up, nitrogen, planting green and one another’s cover crop challenges and ideas. Nathan and Keaton will share the good, the bad and the ugly to help keep all farmers learning together and moving forward on their own farms.


Chad Bell is a sixth-generation farmer near Viola in northwestern Illinois. He has been using cover crops for eight years.

Rebecca Clay coordinates cover crop cost-share programs at PFI and analyzes farm-level cover crop financials.

Nathan Anderson runs Bobolink Prairie Farms near Aurelia, Iowa. Nathan, Sarah and family have grown their cattle herd while improving grazing management and incorporating cover crops.

Keaton Krueger farms with his wife, Angela, on her family farm near Ogden, Iowa. They are beginning farmers who currently raise corn and soybeans, and will be finishing some hogs for the first time in 2021. 2020 was the first year Keaton used cover crops.

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(312) 626-6799

Meeting ID: 835 8285 7724


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