Date(s) - Sat, Jan 25
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Farmers, landowners, and anglers can learn how to buck the damage caused by extreme weather to soil and water during a program on Saturday, Jan. 25, being hosted by the Izaak Walton League’s (Ikes) Owatonna chapter and its Upper Mississippi River Initiative (UMRI). Please RSVP for lunch by contacting Gary Schwartz at [email protected]. A $5 donation will help offset the cost of the meal.
Confirmed speakers include Minnesota cover crop farmer-experts Tom Cotter and Myron Sylling, who will talk about soil building practices on the farm, and George Boody of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) who will present resources for farmers and landowners to create leases that support soil building practices.
Speakers will address why no-till fields need cover crops to battle erosion, including conservation in rental agreements, the role of livestock, 260-bushel corn, and how soil health pays the bills.
Additional co-sponsors include the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, the Land Stewardship Project, University of Minnesota Extension,and the League of Women Voters/Upper Mississippi River Region-Interleague Organization.