February 7, 2023

Cover Crop Training with Tracy Iwan - FaRM Program

Join P.Ag Tracy Iwan Online for the 2 part series on Feb 7th and 9th from 1-3 MT to find out how cover cropping can combat compaction and erosion on your farm, while boosting fertility and building soil health! This free online workshop is open to all, as part of the Farm Resilience Mentorship (FaRM) Program which includes access to a self-paced curriculum, group discussions, and 1-on-1 mentor support.

Cover crops are a powerful tool for improving soil health! They can help address agronomic challenges like droughty or waterlogged soils, erosion, and poor soil structure, as well as improve fertility and interrupt pest and disease cycles.

There’s a lot of info out there to wade through and the choices can get overwhelming. This training will use mentor-led and peer-to-peer discussions to take out some of the guesswork that comes with trying something new.

We’ll cover topics like:
-Cover crop fundamentals, including their benefits and how to reduce costs
-Understanding different species
-How to choose the right species for your conditions and the problem you want to tackle
-How to work cover crops into your rotation
-Methods for seeding, management, and termination
-Monitoring soil health