Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference Is Feb. 11-12 in Kansas City

Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference Is Feb. 11-12 in Kansas City

The 2020 Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference has been scheduled for February 11-12, 2020, at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, MO. Both days are open to the public.

The conference has a strong Nebraska presence, with presentations by University of Nebraska Extension Specialists and a Nebraskan on the Farmer Panel.

On Tuesday, February 11th, there are posters, a tradeshow and the States/Provinces will give their reports of research and extension activities for 2019.

On Wednesday, February 12th, the conference will kick off with the keynote address by Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska Extension Engineer, “Selecting and Managing Cover Crops”. Following the keynote address there will be concurrent sessions on Crop Production, Livestock Grazing and Environmental and Economic Issues.

Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist will discuss Cow/calf Grazing of Cover Crops. Jay Parsons, University of Nebraska Ag Economist will discuss Leasing Arrangements with Cover Crops and on the farmer panel, Ben Steffen from Humboldt, NE will discuss how he uses cover crops in his operation in southeast Nebraska and how it has impacted his soils and crop production on his farm.

There will also be opportunities to see presentations from specialists from Kansas State University and the University of Missouri and other experts that have been using cover crops for several years.

For a complete agenda, registration details and/or information about lodging please visit the conference website.

Contact Gary Lesoing at 402-274-4755 or by email glesoing2@unl.edu with further questions.