Coming up on Thursday, February 15th is the 2018 Nebraska Cover Crop Conference held at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Development Center near Mead, NE. It will take place in the August N. Christenson building. It is provided by Nebraska Extension, a program within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. It runs from 9:00-3:30 p.m.
About: This event is geared specifically towards producers of corn and soybeans, and it provides useful information about the benefits of utilizing cover crops.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event, but in order to ensure resources and meal planning is accurate, those who wish are able to pre-register by February 9th by calling (402)-624-8030 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers and Presentations: This year Extension offers several informative guest speakers and presentations to answer any questions about cover crops. The presentations are:
The Banker Won’t Like Wheat, but Your Soil Will–Here’s Why!
—Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension Educator
Will Cover Crops be a New Home for Insects?
–Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension Entomologist
Cover Crops for Ephemeral Gully Control
–Dan Gillespie, No-Till Specialist, NRCS
How Cover Crops Work on My Farm
–Bill Nielsen, Minden, NE
Why I Encourage My Customers to Use Cover Crops
–Lee Briese, Independent Crop Consultant, Recipient of the 2016 International Certified Crop Advisor of the Year Award, Edgley, ND
Why I Use Cover Crops on My Farm
–Kelly Tobin, Corn/Soybean Grower, New Castle, IA
Cover Crops for Corn and Soybean Producers
–Keith Berns, Green Cover Seed, Bladen, NE
–Discussion with Growers, Landowners, and Consultants
More information including a downloadable flyer and a link for maps and directions can be found here at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/nebraska-cover-crop-conference/