May 6 Webinar: Multi-Cropping as a Profitable Soil Health Solution

May 1, 2020

AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 6 at noon about multi-cropping, and the soil health, environmental, and economic benefits of this practice.


Multi-cropping has many associated benefits. It adds opportunities for producers to increase diversity to crop rotations, creates additional economic opportunities, reduces input costs and weed pressure, mimics nature, and builds soil health. Ross Evelsizer, Watershed Planner & GIS Specialist at Northeast Iowa RC&D, will explain what multi-cropping is, and what producers are doing in Iowa and other parts of the country, during this webinar. Evelsizer will also describe the benefits of multi-cropping for soil health and the environment, as well as the economic implications of the practice.


“I hope people will learn about multi-cropping and think about how it could be worked into what they are doing,” said Evelsizer, who has had seven years of experience in watershed management in northeast Iowa, where he has worked alongside producers and landowners to tackle flooding and water quality issues while maintaining economic productivity. He will also discuss the next steps for Multi-Cropping Iowa. Join us on May 6th, to learn more about multi-cropping.


To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12:00 pm on May 6:


Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172


    Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172 


 


Or, join from a dial-in phone line:


    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923


    Meeting ID: 364 284 172


 


The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.


A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit (if approved) will be provided at the end of the live webinar.


Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.


Contact:


Hilary Pierce                                       Jacqueline Comito


Extension Outreach Specialist            ILF Program Director


hepierce@iastate.edu                           jcomito@iastate.edu


515-294-8912                                      515-296-0081


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