Field Days Highlight Soil Health Practices

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Events, Soil Health Partnership

soilhealthpartnershipSoil Health Partnership field days include advanced farming practices for Indiana farmers with both more and less experience. The summer schedule offers growers the chance to learn from experts and peers and see what’s happening in the world of soil health.

The following schedule is planned for August and September:
Aug. 11: Harlan, Ind.
Aug. 11: Stryker, Ind.
Aug. 17: Frankfort, Ind.
Aug. 23: Tippecanoe, Ind.
Aug. 24: Stockwell, Ind.
Aug. 25: Remington, Ind.
Sept. 6: Auburn, Ind.

“Field days allow farmers and experts to share information and success stories and to troubleshoot issues with new farming techniques,” said Dan Towery, a Soil Health Partnership field manager in Indiana. “Working with peers is critical to successful implementation of new farming strategies like cover crops, advanced nutrient management and conservation tillage.”

The Soil Health Partnership is an initiative of the National Corn Growers Association and is in its third year working with commodity groups, federal agencies and environmental groups to achieve common goals.  Topics to be covered at these events may include: cover crops, conservation tillage, advanced nutrient management, the opportunity to observe a soil pit and a water quality update.