Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference Set for February 2, 2022

There are many benefits to utilizing cover crops, such as improved soil health, reduced erosion, weed suppression and forage for livestock. It’s the details of how and what to do that can present challenges in using cover crops. The Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference will provide information to growers who are just getting started with cover crops and to those who are already making cover crops part of their operation.

The conference will take place on Wednesday Feb. 2nd from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Event Center - Butler County Fairgrounds at 62 L St. in David City, NE.  

Topics and presenters include:  Using Cover Crops for Weed Suppression – Anita Dille, Professor – Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Equipment Challenges in Planting and Planting into Cover Crops – Paul Jasa, Extension Engineer, Nebraska Extension – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, How Cover Crops Impact Your Crop Insurance – Cory Walters, Associate Professor - Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Utilizing Cover Crops as a Forage – Mary Drewnoski, Associate Professor, Extension Beef Systems Specialist - Department of Animal Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Use of Manure to Improve Soil Health -  Amy Schmidt, Associate Professor, Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Tests to Measure improvements in Soil Health - Aaron Hird, Nebraska State Soil Health Specialist, USDA-NRCS, How Cover Crops Can Impact the Farm’s Bottom Line - Chris Gaesser, Gaesser Farms, southwest Iowa and a Q & A with a panel of all the presenters at the conference.

Registration and details available at: 


There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required. CCA credits are applied for and pending.

Sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Soybean Board.

For more information contact: Melissa.Bartels@unl.edu or 1-402-367-7410