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Welcome to the Spring 2022 National Cover Crop Summit! We hope you discover over these next 2 days many actionable approaches to implement into your cover crop management system from our expert presenters. 

You may continue viewing each of the 12 knowledge-boosting learning sessions featured below until Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. CDT. If you are joining us as an All-Access Attendee, your access to these 12 sessions plus your bonus sessions from each of the past Summits continues for the next 12 months. Visit the exclusive link you received when you registered for the event to watch the All-Access bonus sessions.

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Loran Steinlage

Farmer, West Union, Iowa

"Crop Management Options for Cover Crops"

Keeping cover crops in check between wide row cash crops can be challenging. Award-winning no-tiller Loran Steinlage, West Union, Iowa, will share what technology is coming to manage cover crops between rows, cover crop management tips, and more.




David Brandt

Farmer, Carroll, Ohio

"Tips for Experienced Cover Crop Growers"

If you've been using cover crops for a while and want to improve your cover crop game, veteran cover crop grower David Brandt, Carroll, Ohio, has some tips for you on how to take your cover crop use to the next level. Brandt will discuss common cover crop challenges and how to overcome them, the benefits of long-term cover crop use, and much more.



James Hoorman

Owner, Hoorman Soil Health Services

"Making the Economics of Cover Crops Work for You"

Making cover crops pencil out can be a deterrent for many growers, but they don't have to be. Agronomy expert Jim Hoorman shares how to make cover crops work financially for your operation, including seed costs, the economic value of soil organic matter, the costs of soil compaction, and more.



Wayne Fredericks

Farmer, Osage, Iowa

"Proof is in the Percentages with Cover Crops & Soil Health"

Wayne Fredericks, a strip-tiller from Osage, Iowa, has reduced his use of fertilizers by 30% on his 750-acre farm, thanks to strip till and cover crops. Since the 1980s, Fredericks has collected soil data to measure soil health, and found that his soil organic matter has increased by 2.5% in 25 years. Fredericks will share how his cash crops have remained competitive while utilizing covers, how cover crops have helped reduce nitrates in the water on his farm, how he's built his farm up to 100% cover crop coverage, and more.



Dean Sponheim

Farmer, Nora Spring, Iowa

"Successful Aerial Seeding of Cover Crops"

Aerial seeding of covers is not the first method that many growers think of when planning to seed covers. Iowa no-tiller Dean Sponheim discusses how to deal with common challenges when aerial seeding covers, recommended establishment rates for aerial seeding, which cover crop species do the best when aerial seeded, and more.



Barry & Eli Little

Farmers, Castlewood, S.D.

"Taking Cover Crops Full Circle: Integrating Covers with Livestock"

The best tool for growers to maximize ROI using cover crops is to integrate livestock into their operation. Barry and Eli Little, a father-and-son team of growers from Castlewood, S.D., explain how their 2,500 acres of cropland and pastureland has improved using the soil health principles, including incorporating covers and ruminant animals on every acre; how their crop diversity has improved with cover crops; how they manage rotational grazing their cattle; and the economic benefits they've enjoyed from implementing covers and livestock.



Macauley Kincaid

Farmer, Jasper, Mo.

"Improving Cattle Performance by Grazing Cover Crops"

Missouri grower Macauley "Mac" Kincaid utilizes cover crops to graze his cattle nearly year-round. He's also built business relationships with other local cattle producers to secure grazing leases as an additional source of income for his no-till operation, where he grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and other cash crops. Kincaid's 880-acre farm is 100% cover cropped with multispecies covers.



Andrew Frankenfield

Agronomy Extension Educator, Penn State University

"Getting the Nuts & Bolts Right When Seeding Covers"

Seeding cover crops is something that needs to be planned ahead--not an afterthought. Andrew Frankenfield, an Agronomy Extension Educator with Penn State University, discusses multiple aspects of seeding cover crops, including when various cover crop species should be seeded in late summer/fall, recommended seeding rates for popular cover crop species, how to go about selecting cover crop species to incorporate into a mix, and more.



Chris Proctor

Associate Extension Educator,  University of Nebraska

"Using Cover Crops in an IPM to Handle Hard to Control Weeds"

Cover crops can be a viable component of an integrated pest management program. University of Nebraska Extension Educator Chris Proctor discusses the role cover crops play in weed suppression; the relationship between tillage, herbicide resistant weeds and cover crops; how the seeding date and termination timing for covers can influence their weed control efficacy; and more.



Brian Ward

Organic Vegetable Specialist, Clemson University

"Maximizing Covers in Vegetable & Organic Systems"

Cover crops can be very effective in helping vegetable and organic growers with meeting their goals. Organic Vegetable Specialist Brian Ward with Clemson University will discuss how to create crop rotations that include cover crops, how to optimize no-till and cover crops for weed management when growing vegetables or organic crops, and the benefits to soil health and fertility from using covers in these types of systems.



David Miller

Farmer, Red Lake Falls, Minn.

"Best Practices for Cover Crop Interseeding, Relay Cropping & Polycropping"

Are you ready to take your cover crops to the next level? Minnesota grower David Miller will share his experiences with interseeding cover crops into corn and sunflowers, polycropping and relay cropping, and how their operation has had success with winter grazing his cover crops.



Roy Pfaltzgraff

Roy Pfaltzgraff

Farmer, Haxtun, Colo.

"When is a Cover Crop not a Cover Crop?"

Roy Pfaltzgraff, a grower in arid Haxtun, Colo., explores the success and challenges going to continuous cropping with 16” average precipitation. Pfaltzgraff has integrated 14+ crops, resulting in reduced herbicide and fertilizer use, while increasing profitability and reducing risk.







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