8/26/16 Field Day – Cover Crop

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Join us August 26, 2016 for Cover Crop Field Day!

Location  Mark Schmidt,  N6723 Hillside Drive,  Casco, WI  54205


  • 6 cover crops (Oats, Barley, Winter Rye, Tillage Radish, Crimson Red Clover, and Mammoth Red Clover)
  • Soil Health Evaluation Pits
  • NO-till drill into wheat
  • Plot signs showing the rate and cost of establishment


10:30 am    Opening & Introduction

Jamie Patton, UW Extension Shawano County

Jamie brings her wealth of cover crop knowledge from years of work in Missouri and Wisconsin.  Jamie will start the day introducing the concept of soil health management systems, including the use of cover crops.  


10:45 am    Kevin Fermanich, UW Green Bay

Kevin has been an instrumental figure working in the Fox River Watershed projects evaluating soil health and water quality.  Kevin will discuss results from these projects.  He will also show how soil infiltration and soil density is measured using modern tools in real field conditions.  


11:30 am    Lunch


1:00 pm    Jamie Patton, UW Extension Shawano County

This session will be leading the group through the 6 soil pits, evaluating the benefits of each species of cover crops in the terms of recycling nutrients or building soil health.  


2:00 pm    Joe Johnson, Kewaunee County USDA NRCS

Joe Johnson will discuss cover crop cost sharing options and the work that USDA has been completing in Kewaunee County.  


2:30 pm    PPF Cover Crop Program and Cost Share Program for Members


3:00 pm    PPF Board Meeting
Peninsula Pride Farms thanks Rio Creek Feed Mill for donating the seed for this field day!