Cover Crop Field Day

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

A cover crop field day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at Roger Van Donselaar’s farm near Grinnell. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

Cover crops continue to grow in popularity in Iowa due to their many benefits, including reduced soil erosion, weed suppression potential, reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loads entering water bodies, and increased soil organic matter. Cover crops and no-tillage work together to help increase water infiltration and reduce erosion during heavy rain events. 

The event is supported by Iowa Learning FarmsIowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Poweshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District. The event aims to equip attendees with best management practices to maintain yields during the transition to a higher residue system of no-tillage and cover crops...

Click here to read more about this event on Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News.

The workshop is free and open to the whole family, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. For reasonable accommodations and to RSVP, contact Liz Ripley at 515-294-5429 or