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Cover crops can improve soil, produce forage

Lincoln, Neb. – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is pleased to announce our cover crop field day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 25 in Boelus, Neb.

This field day provides an opportunity for producers to be part of the discussion of double duty cover crops for improving soil and producing forage and also develop lease agreements for cover crop grazing.

The field day begins at the Boelus Civic Center, 604 Delaware St., then participants will travel to the field site at 12:30 p.m.

Experts from UNL will be on site to answer questions along with soil health specialists from our sponsors, Natural Resources and Conservation Services, to facilitate discussions on incorporating cover crops into cropping rotations and learn about the impact on the soil.

A visit to the field site, at 781 Road, will provide an opportunity to hear the producers' perspectives and view a soil pit and various cover crops planted after small grain harvest.

Mary Drewnoski, UNL Beef Systems Specialist, said "The field day will be a great opportunity to learn more about using cover crops to improve soil health as well as how to increase revenue from acres by utilizing cover crops as a forage source."

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Lunch is free and will be catered by Whitefoot Catering.

Producers can RSVP by calling the Nebraska Extension in Custer County at 308-872-6831 or email Troy Walz at twalz1@unl.edu. Please register by August 18.

We look forward to seeing you at our cover crop field day, Aug. 25, 2016.

–UNL Extension