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Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Simulation Scenarios for Understanding Economic, Agronomic, and Environmental Outcomes of Cover Crops
June 8 @ 12:00 pm
June 8 presentation by Peter Kyveryga, Iowa State University and Iowa Soybean Association expert in quantification of management practice outcomes will explore simulation tools available to all stakeholders
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place June 8 at noon CDT will feature Peter Kyveryga, affiliate associate professor, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University and senior research scientist-Analytics, Iowa Soybean Association. Kyveryga’s work focuses on developing online decision management and risk assessment tools which can quantify the impact of management practices on soil health, water quality and ecosystem. These analytics tools are created to support the needs of stakeholders in making decisions regarding practice implementations.
Iowa Learning Farms is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program.
In the webinar, “Interactive Cover Crop Economic Simulator,” Kyveryga will provide an overview of the simulation program and highlight the capabilities and features that can be utilized by farmers, landowners, crop consultants and agronomists to run what-if simulations for specific properties. Through scenarios looking at the same fields and farms, Kyveryga will demonstrate the facility and value of the Interactive Cover Crop Economic Simulator to help determine the most appropriate management practices by measuring and weighing the environmental, agronomic, and economic outcomes of cover crops.
“Many producers take a very short-term look at management practices such as cover crops, looking solely at the direct cost of seeding,” said Kyveryga. “Using online tools such as this, it is easier to model the long-term benefits such as cover crops becoming a financial asset that can produce new income while mitigating input costs. Farmers, landowners, and cover crop seed dealers can all benefit from using this simulator to understand the full spectrum of economic, agronomic and social benefits beyond short-term financial costs or gains.
Participants in Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinars are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CDT June 8:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 364 284 172
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at: https://www.iowalearningfarms.
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.
Upcoming Webinars in the Series:
6/15: Matt Ruark and Abigail Augarten, University of Wisconsin-Madison
6/22: Chad J. Penn, USDA-ARS
6/29: Vince Sitzmann, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
7/6: Jane Frankenberger, Purdue University