Southeast Minnesota Cover Crop Producer Meeting
Date: March 25, 2015 Time: Registration – 9:30 a.m., Program – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Zumbrota VFW 25 1st Street East Zumbrota, MN 55992 Phone: 507-732-7123
Cost: $5.00 (includes morning break, noon meal and handouts)
Please RSVP to your local SWCD office by March 20th, 2015
Goodhue SWCD - Coty Hellengren, 651-923-5286, ext.117
Olmsted SWCD - Skip Langer, 507-280-2850, ext. 110
Rice SWCD - Travis Hirman, 507-332-7418, ext. 126
Scott SWCD - Todd Kavitz, 952-492-5457 (direct line)
Wabasha SWCD - Matt Kruger, 651-565-4673, ext.110
Reagan Noland, University of Minnesota, Forage and Cover Crop Research Student –
Presenting current Minnesota studies.
Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota, Forage Nutritionist – Feeding cover crops to dairy and
beef cattle. And the value to sell cover crops.
Heidi Peterson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Research Coordinator – Update on
current and future cover crop research
Kevin Kuehner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Watershed Monitoring – What is
leaving your land with runoff and how much is it costing you.
Producer & Industry Panel Discussion
Andy Hart (Corn, Soybean, Canning Crops Producer – Elgin, MN) Air- seeding cover crops &
strip tillage, do they work, when they might not
Gene Kuntz & Jim Purfeerst (Rice County Soil Health Group – Rice County, MN) Results on 2014
inter-seeding and the effect on corn yields at harvest
Daniel Nath (Natural Resource Conservation Service – Rochester, MN) Mississippi River Basin
Initiative- Phase Two; Soil Health: Does my ground have a pulse?
Program Coordinator: Ed McNamara, 37299 171st Avenue Goodhue, MN 55027
Program Sponsors: Legacy Seeds, Kartes Seeds, Jonas Seeds, Byron Seeds and
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Cell: 651-380-8183, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org