Interest in cover crops and other cropping practices that improve soil health and reduce nutrient run-off remains strong across Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference, which took place on Feb 27, 2018, was attended by 400 people, the majority of which were farmers.
Planning is well underway for the 2019 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference. It will be held on Feb. 20 in Stevens Point at the Holiday Inn. We have added more sessions and topics to this year’s conference and an added bonus of a night before dinner called “Bugging Out on Soil Health” where we will have UW microbiologist Thea Whitman will talk about the diversity and function of soil microbes and how that impacts soil health.
We also have Blake Vince, a farmer from Ontario, Canada, coming to talk about how his concern for Lake Erie and desire to improve the resiliency of his farm led him to adopt no-till and cover crops.
https://fyi.uwex.edu/covercrop/ or contact Heidi Johnson at 608-224-3716 or Johnson.Heidi@countyofdane.com.