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This will be a statewide conference geared toward helping Wisconsin farmers, agronomists, and conservation professionals use cover crops more effectively. Many of the presenters will be Wisconsin grain and livestock farmers speaking from experience on the successes and challenges of adopting cover crops in Wisconsin cropping systems.

Dr. Abby Wick, North Dakota State University Extension Soil Health Specialist, and Associate Professor will be the keynote for the event and share information on soil health in northern climates. A pre-conference social and educational event will kick off the conference at 4 pm on February 23rd (additional registration fee).

Topics include maintaining soil health while managing manure, easy points of entry for beginning cover croppers, assessing soil health, using cover crops as an alternative forage, and soil health systems & extreme weather events. Many of the presenters will be Wisconsin grain and livestock farmers speaking from experience about what has worked and hasn’t worked in their Wisconsin conservation cropping systems.

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