EAST LANSING, Mich. — Positioning your farm to become more resilient to extreme weather includes focusing on long-term soil health. The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) and Nebraska Extension in Dodge County will be hosting a Soil Health Demo Farm Field Day. It will be Friday morning, August 30 south of Snyder at the Lennemann Farm.
Area landowners and farmers are encouraged to attend this field day to gain a better understanding of soil health and conservation practices that can help improve soil health over time.
Topics and speakers will include:
- Welcome – Brach Johnson, NRCS soil conservationist, and Bill Lennemann, demo farm producer
- NRCS Soil Health Demonstration Farms – Aaron Hird, NRCS soil health specialist, Andrea Basche, UNL assistant professor, and Fernanda Souza Krupek, UNL graduate student
- Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District and NRCS Cost Share Programs – Curt Becker, LENRD projects manager, and Brach Johnson, NRCS soil conservationist
- Winter Wheat Production in Eastern Nebraska – Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension educator
- Demo Farm Walk and Talk
- Forage Crop Options and Value in Crop Rotations – Daren Redfearn and Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension specialists)
The field day starts at 8:30 am with registration at the demo farm three miles south of Snyder on Highway 79 and ¼ mile east on County Road G. Donuts, juice, and coffee will be served. The demo farm field day will run from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
The field day is free and pre-registration is highly encouraged to ensure all attendees have some breakfast and resources. To get more information and to pre-register, visit croptechcafe.org/registration or call the Dodge County Extension Office at 402-727-2775. View and share program flyer.
— Nathan Mueller, University of Minnesota Extension Educator
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