Soil Health Partnership Field Day Nov. 12 at Shelby

Soil Health Partnership Field Day Nov. 12 at Shelby

Nov. 14, 2014

The Soil Health Partnership will be host a soil health field day at Shelby on Wednesday, Nov. 12.  Corn farmer Greg Whitmore will host area growers, soil health experts and neighbors at Central Valley Ag, 340 Oak St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Soil Health Partnership is an initiative of the National Corn Growers Association with support from Monsanto, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Nature Conservancy with local support from the Nebraska Corn Growers Association.

Featured topics will include:

  • cover crop integration into corn systems;
  • benefits of soil health and advanced nutrient management; and
  • local resources for improving soil health on eastern Nebraska farms.

The program includes an update of Nebraska Corn Growers Association research and programs pertaining to soil health. Participants will also hear from Nicholas Goeser, NCGA manager for Soil Health and Sustainability, on productivity, profitability and environmental outcomes related to soil health on your farm. Quentin Cooksley of Hagie Manufacturing Company will present on seeding technologies for cover crops, followed by Mike Zwingmen, Central Valley Ag's Lead Analyst of Agronomy Research, speaking on their programming and research efforts in soil health.

Registration will occur on-site beginning at 8:30 a.m., and include a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

For the most current listing of Soil Health Partnership field days and locations, visit soilhealthpartnership.org or email soilhealth@ncga.com.

The mission of the Soil Health Partnership is to catalyze enhanced agricultural sustainability and productivity by demonstrating and communicating the economic and environmental benefits of improved soil health. For more information, visit soilhealthpartnership.org or email soilhealth@ncga.com.

News Release, Nebraska Corn Growers Assn.