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September 2018

Purdue University Extension Crops Field Day

September 6 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Agronomy Center for Research and Education, 4540 U.S. 52 West
West Lafayette, IN United States
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Register for Purdue University Extension’s Crops Field Day September 6th! Drones will be one of the featured topics along with plant pathology, pest management and weed management! The field day will be held at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education in West Lafayette from 7:30 -1:30 p.m. with lunch provided. For more information, click here!

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Soil Health Systems for Organic Transition Field Day

September 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Shuter Sunset Farms, 7400 400 W
Frankton, IN 46044 United States
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Register for yet another education-packed field day September 6th in Frankton, Indiana! Several producers will share insight on how building soil organic matter and health assists with the transition into organic production and soil's resiliency to extreme weather events. The field day will include an overview of a parallel operation of strip-till corn, no-till soybeans and no-till wheat, a demonstration of new specialized equipment for organic no-till production, and in-field tours of organic production, cover crop uses and indicators of…

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Discovery Farms Webinar Series: “Digging Deeper into Soil Health”

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Participate in a FREE educational webinar series hosted by The WaterWay Network. Hear about recent Discovery Farms research and review published and soon to be published results. CEUs available. September 11: “Digging Deeper into Soil Health”, presented by Matt Ruark, UW-Madison Department of Soil Science and Greg Richardson a recent masters graduate from the UW-Madison Department of Soil Science. Discovery Farms has collected and analyzed soil health data from fields across Wisconsin and Minnesota. Matt and Greg will discuss the…

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Two Onion Farm – Exploring Organic Vegetable No-Till

September 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Two Onion Farm, 19638 Cottage Inn Rd
Belmont, WI 53510 United States
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Chris and Juli McGuire grow approximately 5 acres of fruits and vegetables, primarily for their 400+ member CSA. They are exploring some no-till techniques on their intensive farm, including a SARE research trial on using tarps to terminate a rye/vetch cover crop mix before transplanted vegetables and using permanent no-till beds mulched with compost for direct seeded and transplanted crops. After we exhaust our no-till ideas and questions, we will also take a tour of Two Onion’s organic apple production.…

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