Livestock and Poultry on Cover Crops Focus of July 24 Field Day
Farmers and professionals interested in soil health practices are invited to see one of Kansas’ best at a field day this summer. No-till on the Plains, in partnership with a large group of Kansas conservation organizations is hosting an educational tour on July 24 at the Darin and Nancy Williams Farm, 2293 26th Rd., Waverly, Kan. Registration is limited to the first 150 individuals.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., and at 8:30 a.m. attendees will see several soils demonstrations from NRCS soil health specialist Candy Thomas. A number of opportunities to see and discuss cover crops, non-permanent livestock fencing, poultry management, direct seeding equipment and wildlife plantings will round out the morning. Lunch will be provided at the Waverly Community Center.
In the afternoon attendees will hear how soil health and cover crops have evolved over the past three decades on the Carroll, Ohio farm of David Brandt, Brandt is a leader in the adoption of soil health innovations in the United States. Host Darin Williams will explain how his farm, his business and soils has thrived applying regenerative agriculture principles. Finally, the group will learn about the unique forage utilization strategies used by Jacob Miller, 7M Ranch, Culbertson, Neb. The day will conclude with a question and answer session.
Partners and Sponsors for the July 24 field day include: No-till on the Plains, The Nature Conservancy of Kansas, Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams, Natural Ag Solutions, Kansas WRAPS/EPA, Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition, Coffey County Conservation District, Kansas Water Office, Kansas Dept. Agriculture, Kansas Rural Center, Kansas Association of Conservation Districts, Live Wire Fence Supply, Green Cover Seed, Farmers Business Network, K-Coe, and Noble Research Institute.