Iowa Learning Farms’ March Webinar Offers Tips on Cover Crops



AMES, IOWA — The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) March webinar, to be held at noon Wednesday, March 16, will feature Jeremy Singer and cover crop management. The webinar is part of a series of webinars, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month. The webinars will be held over the noon hour through Adobe Connect. All that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access.

Jeremy Singer, a research agronomist with the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, will discuss cover crop management. Singer has been working with cover crop studies for some time. He will address adding small grain cover crops to a corn-soybean rotation. He will talk about what and when to plant as well as termination aspects of a small grain cover crop. Singer will be able to answer questions from webinar attendees via the Adobe Connect chat box.

To connect to the webinars, go to: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf. For those new to Adobe Connect, visit the ILF website to download a PDF file with detailed connection instructions. The ILF website homepage contains links for archived webinars from previous months: www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf. Please contact ILF with other topic ideas for future webinar sessions.

Iowa Learning Farms is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with Conservation Districts of Iowa and the Iowa Farm Bureau.

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Additional contact:
Jeremy Singer, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, (515) 294-5502