April 12, 2023

Cover Crop Economics in Livestock Systems with Kevin Elmy

Wondering how to the financials of cover crops work? Join us on April 12th to learn how to efficiently put these power houses to work on restoring your pastures, providing extra forage, and improving soil health. Western Canadian top cover crop expert, Kevin Elmy, will give us the lowdown on the economics of using cover crops in livestock systems. Kevin will go over:

Cover crop functions and goals

Timing of seeding and termination

Short and long-term benefits and pitfalls to watch out for

Costs of seeding, applications, and termination

Projecting revenue and calculating cost per acre

Indirect benefits and ecosystem services

Matching your cover crop plan to your goals

Understanding functional plant groups

Different ways of grazing cover crops

Making management decisions