Conservation field day set for July

Farm and Food

Justin Carter, senior project associate,, 402.870.1133; or Teresa Hoffman, senior communications associate,, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012

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CURTIS, NEBRASKA – Farmers interested in learning more about cover crops and conservation are invited to attend a free workshop hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs.

“Cover Cropping and Conservation Field Day” will be Tuesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture - Campus Education Center, 404 E. Seventh St., in Curtis. This event will be held in both English and Spanish.

“Join us as we hear from experts in each field, as well as area farmers who will share their knowledge and perspective on implementing no-till and cover-cropping practices,'' said Justin Carter, senior project associate with the Center. “Attendees will also receive instruction and guidance on fitting cover crops into dryland and irrigated no-till production for soil health and weed control.”

Experts will also discuss the best cover crops for grazing and forages, selecting cover crop species for management goals, and which USDA programs offer conservation incentives.

A tour of the campus farm and lunch, supplied by North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, will be provided. Registration is required by July 26 at For more information, contact Carter at or 402.870.1133.

This project is funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nebraska Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) grant.

All Center for Rural Affairs events and activities are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.

Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask or maintain social distance. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated are asked to either take a self-administered COVID-19 test (with a negative result) prior to leaving for the event or mask and maintain distance while at the event. If you are feeling ill in any way, please refrain from attending.

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