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Park the Plow: Tillage, Cover Crops, and Clean Water
September 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discover how area farmers are improving soil health, farm profitability, and water quality by using Strip-till, No-till, and cover crops. View reduced tillage and interseeding equipment and talk to farmers and company representatives.
The event is free, but registration is required. To register visit www.crwp.net and click the “Register Now Here”. Registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 27 th. Attendees will be in their vehicles to hear presenters with slides projected on Dave’s shed wall. Space allows for about 25 vehicles, register early. You only need to register once for all of the people in your car.
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Guidelines will be followed, including the wearing of cloth masks and maintaining a 6-foot distance from non-family members. Sponsors will provide reusable cloth masks, bottled water and popcorn, and the first 25 attendees will receive a water nitrate test kit free.
7:00 pm View Equipment and Strip-till discussion led by Environmental Tillage Systems
7:40 Using the Nitrate Test Kit – Professor Paul Jackson, St. Olaf College
7:50 “About Groundwater” – Jill Trescott, Dakota County Environmental Specialist
8:10 Farmers Dave & Mark Legvold, Tim Little & John Becker