Growing and Grazing Cover Crops

Late registrations are being accepted by calling 402-441-7180, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  | Opportunities for Growing and Grazing Cover Crops Event Flyer

Opportunities for
Growing and Grazing Cover Crops

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | 11 am – 5:30 pm
During the Lancaster County Super Fair
Lancaster Event Center – Exhibit Hall (Next to Pavilion 3)
84th & Havelock, Lincoln, NE

This event is FREE thanks to our sponsors (includes lunch)

Late registrations are being accepted. Please call 402-441-7180 between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Nebraska Extension, Lancaster County Farm Bureau, Nebraska Corn Board and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) have teamed up to provide a unique learning and networking opportunity for potential cover crop growers and cattle operators to partner and add mutual value to their present situation.

The day will feature a trade show, speakers from both public and private organizations, as well as first-hand insight from producers who are making it work right here in Nebraska. The program topics will include: tips and opportunities for growing cover crops, how and when to utilize livestock, rental rates and partnership agreements, plus, the opportunity to visit and network with related businesses and producers.

Agenda

Learn More About the Speakers

11:00 – 11:15  Registration - Highlight Videos: Making Cover Crop Work Advice from NE Producers
11:15 – 12:15  Free Lunch and Tradeshow
12:15 – 12:45  What Every Farmer Needs to Understand About Soil Health. Presenter: Jacob Ness, Soil Health Partnership
12:45 – 1:30  Opportunities for Incorporating Cover Crops and Grazing into Cropping Systems. Presenter: Daren Redfearn, UNL Forage Specialist
1:30 – 2:00  Impacts of Cattle on Cropland. Presenter: Mary Drewnoski, UNL Beef Systems Specialist
2:00 – 2:30  Tradeshow
2:30 – 3:15  Integrated Crop-Cattle Production: One Farmer’s Journey. Presenter: Mike Buis, Chatham, Ontario, Canada
3:15 – 4:00  Pricing Cover Crop Grazing and Developing Rental Agreements. Presenter: Jay Parsons, UNL Agricultural Economics Professor
4:00 – 5:00  Partnering for Profit: Producer Panel Keys to Successful Farmer-Cattlemen Partnerships. Panel Members: Chad Dane, Gary Bader, Burdette Piening, Rodney Wiese, Mike Buis
5:00 – 6:00  Tradeshow/Networking
Reception to follow sponsored by Polansky Seed

Trade Show Booths:

Are you interested in having a booth at the trade show? The cost is $100 and there is space for only 20 booths. If you would like a booth, the deadline to reserve your space is July 14, 2017. Contact Tyler at (402) 441-7180 for your space or for more information.

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