The Summer of 2021 has been dry and hot so far. The dry weather has lend itself well to outdoor field day events however. The Goodhue SWCD assisted the Cannon River Watershed JPB, Clean River Partners, NRCS, Forever Green and Sustainable Farmers Association in on farm field events. Two were hosted in June; the first at the Lyle Dicke family farm and the second at the Ed and Jane McNamara Farm. Topics of discussion included improving soil health, nitrogen rate/application adjustments when using covers, plant green, and interseeding into standing corn and soybeans.
In July and August there are 2 more field days scheduled focusing more on grazing, Kerzna, silvopasture and soil health.
July 28th Event @ Kaleb Anderson Farm - Kernza discussion, wide row corn with cover crops.
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August 4th Event @ Todd Churchill Farm - Silvopasture, conservation easements.
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