- This event has passed.
Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Benefiting Farm Income and Ecosystems through Perennial and Winter Cover Crops
November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place November 15 at noon will feature Matt Leavitt, perennial grains and winter annuals agronomy specialist, University of Minnesota. Leavitt provides agronomic assistance to growers in Minnesota, supporting the incorporation of winter annual grains and oilseed crops on their farms. He also supports the Environmental & Economic Cluster of Opportunity (EECO) grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
In the webinar, “Perennial and Winter Annual Crops for Economic and Environmental Benefit,” Leavitt will showcase the Forever Green Initiative at the University of Minnesota and offer insights into this unique breeding and commercialization platform and highlight the ecosystem benefits the crops provide to agricultural landscapes while also delivering economic returns to farmers and landowners.
“Winter annual grains and oilseeds offer farmers and landowners a tangible way to diversify their income stream,” said Leavitt. “These options also protect and enhance soil health and stability through erosion prevention and reduction of nutrient loading.”
Participants are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
Shortly before noon CST, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xtAwWXycQZW8iwtNLz34GA#/registration