Soil Health Field Day - Roemke

Thursday, 11 August 2016 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

12125 SR 101, Harlan, IN, 46743, United States

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Thursday, 11 August 2016 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Farm of Brian Roemke, 12125 SR 101, Harlan, IN, 46743, United States.

Farmers, land owners and community members can engage in hands-on learning at the field day. Lunch will be provided.  

Featured topics include:

-Cover Crop Variety Plot/ Herbicide Plot

-Inter-seeding Cover Crops

-Benefits of Gypsum & a Rainfall Simulation

-Reducing Phosphorous Losses

-Federal Programs, Local Programs

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The Soil Health Partnership brings together diverse partner organizations including commodity groups, federal agencies, universities and environmental groups to work toward the common goal of improving soil health. Over a period of years, the SHP will identify, test and measure farm management practices that improve soil health while benefiting farmers and the environment. Hans Kok is a field manager for the Soil Health Partnership covering Indiana and Ohio. Hans was an associate professor at both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, covering Extension programming for conservation tillage and bioenergy. Prior to that, he served as the state extension specialist for soil and water conservation for Kansas State University, and he worked as a conservation tillage specialist for Monsanto. Dan Towery is also a field manager in Indiana. Dan served on the International Soil & Water Conservation Society board for 6 years. He has served as the Illinois state agronomist, and 10 years at the Conservation Technology Information Center located at the Purdue Research Park as staff agronomist.

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