MAY 4, 2018 2:26 PM
Join Ceres Solutions Cooperative along with other state and local agricultural agencies at the “Building a Competitive Advantage with Conservation” event at Clark Farms in Williamsport, Indiana on June 1st. On-site demonstrations and discussions on strategies to build conservation practices within your operation will be on the agenda! Field demonstrations will include: green planting, roller crimper, drainage water management, and soil infiltration tests. Soil health economics and regenerative systems in Midwestern row crop agriculture are just a few of the topics that will be discussed. Read more here!
MAY 2, 2018 12:23 PM
This year’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit is being held in Des Moines, Iowa June 11th-12th! Participants will learn about advances and tools for in-field implementation of the 4R principles, connecting the 4Rs with on-farm conservation, agribusiness involvement in the 4Rs along with other topics! Register here before it’s too late!
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is calling all producers and/or landowners who lease to producers to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Time is running out, and currently the count is lower than the 2012 census. If $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold in 2017, then NASS urges you to take the census. The Census is the only comprehensive source of agricultural data for each state and county in the nation. Data from the Census is used to inform decisions on farm policy, rural development and new farm technologies. The Census also provides information to help create assistance programs, loans and insurance programs for producers. Please help the ag community by filling this important document out! For more information, click here!
Michigan State University Extension states before deciding to cut fertilizer based on the associated costs, a producer must know the soil’s ability to supply nutrients. The Extension has put together a basic economic sheet with topics such as soil testing, choosing realistic yield goals, crediting manure/legumes/organic matter for fertilization, choosing fertilizers, and lastly, applying fertilizers efficiently. Get the full scoop here!