Happy Thursday! Are you interested in…say…cover crops? You are!? Then have I got just the thing for you. The Soil and Water Conservation Society is putting on two events to satiate your thirst for cover crop knowledge, the first taking place on December 13-14 in Altoona, Iowa, and the second one on January 29-30, 2013, a little closer to home in Decatur, Illinois.
The first event will be broad in scope, and will teach you about the benefits of cover crops, including improvements of soil quality and preservation of both soil in the earth and money in your pocket.
The second is more specialized, focusing on cover crop usage in Illinois. The event promises to, in the words of the SWCS, “provide a forum for farmers to exchange information, discuss opportunities for collaboration, and learn about the new and successful practices related to cover crops.”
Registration will be $49 for each event, and you can find links to register here (Altoona) and here (Decatur). Included in that fee are 2 meals and a reception. If you’re interested in perhaps being an exhibitor or sponsor of the event, you should email Meredith Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org