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Monday, February 22, 2016

Cover crops: Economic and environmental management - U of M Production Ag Symposium

Jared Goplen and Matt Pfarr, University of Minnesota

Agricultural producers, crop consultants, ag professionals, and ag researchers are invited to the University of Minnesota where leaders in cover crop research and improvement will discuss the most up-to-date and effective cover crop management strategies. The 3rd Annual University of Minnesota Production Agriculture Symposium will be held at the Northstar Ballroom at the St. Paul Student Center on March 22nd, 2016 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Registration is free and open to everyone; a lunch will be provided.

This year’s keynote speakers are Sarah Carlson of Practical Farmers of Iowa and Dr. Rob Meyers of University of Missouri. The event will also feature researchers, industry representatives, and farmers in a series of break-out sessions and a panel discussion covering topics such as soil and water management, pest management considerations, and economic implications of growing cover crops. At the end of the symposium, there will be an academic poster session and industry demonstrations.

Each session will explore and expand on different aspects of how cover crops can be managed to maximize crop production and economic returns while providing environmental benefits.

For more information and to register please visit: http://www.productionagsymposium.umn.edu/

The Production Agriculture Symposium is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, CHS, and Albert Lea Seed House.

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