Soil Health Smorgasbord
Time & Location
About The Event
2-5 PM - Farmers and producers will learn about soil health principles, including strip-tillage, grazing cover crops and interseeding in 60-inch rows.
5:00 PM - Community meal. Afterwards, children and parents can visit various stations on the farm to learn about steps local farmers are taking to protect water quality and soil health.
• Five principles of soil health (slake test)
• Strip-till fertilizer placement
• Cover crops as forage for livestock
• Soil pit: hands-on demo
• Testing soil health via buried underwear
• Rainfall simulator and water infiltration demo
• Cover crop field demo: interseeding 60-inch rows, three mixes
• Microscope analysis of soil
Adam Nechanicky farms with his family on land that has been in their family since 1902. They raise 760 acres of corn, seed corn, seed beans, hay and pasture – which Adam uses for the cow-calf herd he manages with his wife, Lindsey. He started using cover crops in 2013 and has tried multiple seeding methods since then.