Spring rye growth at the same site.

Now Available: 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Presentations

*This article was originally published by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) on 4/16/18 and shared here with permission.

Videos and presentations from the 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health held on December 7-8, 2017 in Indianapolis are now available. Hosted by the Soil and Water Conservation Society with video development supported by SARE, the conference highlighted insights from some of the nation’s most innovative producers, conservation leaders and scientists on using cover crops to improve soil health.

Plenary session highlights include:

  • Opening remarks by Jane Hardisty (USDA-NRCS Indiana) with video message Bill Northey (Iowa Secretary of Agriculture)
  • Growing a Revolution – Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, by David Montgomery (University of Washington)
  • Farmer panel: Experiences with Cover Crops and Soil Health, with Dan DeSutter (Ind.), Trey Hill (Md.) and Jimmy Emmons (Okla.)
  • Top 10 Ways Cover Crops Build Soil Health, by Rob Myers (North Central SARE)
  • Plenary session: Carbonomics, by Keith Berns (Neb. farmer and Green Cover Seed)

Breakout session presentations address cover crops basicsadvanced cover cropping insights from farmers, soil health, the role of cover crops in cropping systems and more. Browse a complete list of available videos and presentations here.

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