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Cover Crops Field Day focuses on forages, pasture

Event is on July 22 northwest of Luverne

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LUVERNE — A Cover Crops for Forage Production and Pasture Management field day is planned from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 22 northwest of Luverne. Attendees should take U.S. 75 north of Luverne for seven miles, and then go west on 201st Street for 7¾ miles. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Basics of carbon credits; what you need to know before signing.

  • How to use cover crops and pasture management for optimal forage production.

  • Hear from local farmers Ben Dwire and Blac X Farms about how they have benefitted from using cover crops and pasture management.

  • See fencing demonstrations and learn how to use temporary fencing and other pasture management ideas.

  • Learn about financial and technical assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Soil and Water Conservation District.

Registration is requested by calling the Rock Land Management Office at (507) 283-8862 by July 19. A free noon meal, served by the Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association, will be served to all who register in advance.

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