Tue, Aug 06 | Nechanicky Farm

Soil Health Smorgasbord

Join us for a hands-on field day for farmers and the community to learn about soil health, cover crops, and other water quality practices farmers are using.
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Soil Health Smorgasbord

Time & Location

Aug 06, 2019, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Nechanicky Farm, 2943 Co Rd D65, Buckingham, IA 50612, USA

About The Event

AGENDA:

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.

TOPICS COVERED:

• 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

THE FARM:

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.

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