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IA- Practical Farmers of Iowa

June 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wows and Woes of Diversifying with Cover Crops and Small Grains
TUESDAY, JUNE 19 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch served after the discussion
HOSTS:
Arlyn and Sue Kauffman • Kauffman Structures
25186 Popcorn Road • Weldon • 50264
(641) 414-4470 • [email protected]
TOPICS:
• Cereal rye cover crop for corn and soybeans

• Mitigating potential corn seedling disease after a cover crop
• Adding wheat, rye and triticale into a cropping system
• Benefits and challenges of sharing labor and machinery with family
SPEAKER:
• Alison Robertson – Plant Pathology and Microbiology,
Iowa State University
THE FARM:
Arlyn and Sue Kauffman farm about 250 acres of crops,
including corn, soy, alfalfa and several small grains, and
aim for 100 percent cover crop coverage on row crop
acres. They share equipment and labor with extended
family and neighbors. Arlyn and Sue are especially excited
about warm-species cover crops following small-grains
harvest, for soil amendment and grazing. They also raise
cage-free, non-GMO eggs from 20,000 layers in one barn.

Details

Date:
June 19, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://www.practicalfarmers.org/