Northeast Missouri counties’ soil and water conservation districts are hosting a soil health and cover crop workshop in early March, featuring a nationally-known farm speaker from North Dakota. Farmer Gabe Brown will be the keynote speaker at the workshop, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3 at the Knox County Community Center in Edina. Brown, a farmer and rancher from Bismarck, North Dakota has been no-till farming since 1993. He has focused his operation on improving soil health and utilizes a cropping strategy that includes cover and companion crops that have helped him reduce his commercial fertilizer and pesticide use.
Registration for the event is due this Friday. For more information on the workshop or registration information, call (573) 767-5276, ext. 3.