Cover Crop & Soil Health Workshop - April 14th

Cover Crop & Soil Health Workshop - April 14th


The question is not how much rain you have, but how much rain soaked in? We'll discuss this important question at a Cover Crop and Soil Health Workshop to be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Location will be at the Don Blaschko home in northeast Buffalo County, address 41785 Pole Line Road in Gibbon. This is a unique, educational opportunity is for farmers and their crop insurance agents and consultants who help them.

The workshop is open to the first 50 people who register, since seating is limited. Lunch is free and sponsored by the Central Platte Natural Resources District, Arrow Seed of Broken Bow, and Green Cover Seed of Bladen. The agenda will include a look at how cover crops affect water infiltration, their use of soil moisture, promoting healthy soil structure, and the effect of tillage vs. long-term no till in regards to how much rain soaks into the soil.

Speakers will include Ray Ward of Ward Labs, Dean Krull with Central Platte NRD/UNL, Dan Gillespie- Farmer/NRCS, Rich Russell of Arrow Seed, Keith Berns of Green Cover Seed, Lon Bohn & Don Blaschko- Farmers of B+B Partners, and other area farmers.

Register by emailing Beth Hiatt at beth.hiatt [at] or call (308) 237-3118. 
(Use Ext. 1116 until March 24, after that use Ext. 116.)

March 26, 2015
CONTACT: BETH HIATT (308) 237-3118 beth.hiatt [at]

Marcia Lee
Information/Education Specialist
Central Platte Natural Resources District
215 Kaufman Ave Grand Island NE 68803
Tel: (308) 385-6282
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