The Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Boone County Extension Service are hosting a Cover Crops Field Day on Thursday, November 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Annex Building at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds at 1300 E 100 S in Lebanon.
The program will include touring cover crop plots to discuss production systems and impacts on soil structure and health. Corey Lacey from Purdue Agronomy will discuss Nutrient cycling, particularly Nitrogen, and Cover Crops. Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Scientist Mike Wigginton will lead us through the plot tours. A farmer panel will be on hand to discuss specifics of cover crop management.
There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided. Pre-registration is requested to help with meal planning. To register call the Boone County SWCD at 765-482-6355, extension 3 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 26. Part of the program will take place outside at the field plots so participants should dress accordingly.
Click on this link for a program flyer