Corn and soybeans are the two most common crops grown in the U.S. But many growers who raise those crops might not know how to break the corn and soy cycle to include cover crops. One grower from Kansas shares tips on how it can be done.

Nick Guetterman, pictured, farms with his father and 3 brothers in Miami County, Kan. Their 16,000-acre operation uses cover crops to increase their soil organic matter while growing corn and soybeans.


During the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition, Guetterman will discuss how the operation has added cover crops such as winter peas, canola and rye to their rotation. Guetterman’s presentation will discuss how increased soil organic matter levels have resulted in higher yields, how double-cropping has helped improve soil health, and how they determine cover crop seeding rates.

The National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition will be held Nov. 17-18, 2020, through an interactive and educational online format that allows attendees to watch pre-recorded on-demand sessions at their convenience. It features a diverse learning program of speakers addressing cover crop topics including aerial seeding, feeding livestock cover crops through the winter, incorporating cover crops into crop rotations, and more.

To provide attendee with an educational experience to fit their specific needs and schedule, there are two registration options for this event:

  • Attendees can register for free and gain access to 6 National Cover Crop Summit presentations for 2 days only, November 17-18
  • A VIP upgrade is available for $49 and gives attendees 12 months of access to all 6 event presentations, access to top-rated sessions from past National Cover Crop Summits, plus a package of valuable attendee freebies including 4 cover crop management reports offering practical tips and ideas on a variety of critical cover crop topics. Registration and program details can be found here

Title sponsors making the National Cover Crop Summit possible include Montag Mfg., Yetter Farm Equipment, KB Seed Solutions, Kelly Tillage System, MidWest Bio-Tech, and Underground Agriculture.