No-Till, Cover Crops, and Grazing Workshop to be held in February

No-Till, Cover Crops, and Grazing Workshop to be held in February


NORFOLK -- The No-Till, Cover Crops, and Planned Grazing Educational Workshop will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the Lifelong Learning Center located on the campus of Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE. This workshop will provide the opportunity for producers to hear and ask questions about various aspects of their farming and livestock operations.

The featured speaker will be Gabe Brown of Bismarck, North Dakota. Brown has been practicing continuous no-till crop farming, cover crops, and livestock grazing on 5,000 acres near Bismarck since 1993.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) No-till Specialist, Dan Gillespie, said, "Gabe Brown will be a great addition to our agenda this year. We are looking forward to the workshop and we hope that many of our area producers can attend and learn about some of our ideas for the future."

Workshop topics will include: Holistic Regeneration of our Lands; No-till and Diversity of Crop Types; Cover Crops - the Next Level in Continuous No-till; Soil Biology; Producing Human Nutrition; and Designing a Cover Crop Mix to Address your Resource Concerns.

The educational workshop is free to the public. Please bring other interested producers with you. Please RSVP for the meal by Friday, February 7th. Lunch will be provided by the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District (LENRD). To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please call your local NRCS office or call the LENRD at 402-371-7313. This workshop is sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District.