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Southeast Minnesota Cover Crop Producer Meeting

  • 25 Mar 2015
  • 2:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Zumbrota VFW 25 1st Street East Zumbrota, MN 55992

Southeast Minnesota Cover Crop Producer Meeting

Date: March 25, 2015 Time: Registration – 9:30 a.m., Program – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Zumbrota VFW 25 1st Street East Zumbrota, MN 55992  Phone: 507-732-7123

Cost: $5.00 (includes morning break, noon meal and handouts)

Please RSVP to your local SWCD office by March 20th, 2015

Goodhue SWCD - Coty Hellengren, 651-923-5286, ext.117

Olmsted SWCD - Skip Langer, 507-280-2850, ext. 110

Rice SWCD - Travis Hirman, 507-332-7418, ext. 126

Scott SWCD - Todd Kavitz, 952-492-5457 (direct line)

Wabasha SWCD - Matt Kruger, 651-565-4673, ext.110


Reagan Noland, University of Minnesota, Forage and Cover Crop Research Student –

Presenting current Minnesota studies.

Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota, Forage Nutritionist – Feeding cover crops to dairy and

beef cattle. And the value to sell cover crops.

Heidi Peterson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Research Coordinator – Update on

current and future cover crop research

Kevin Kuehner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Watershed Monitoring – What is

leaving your land with runoff and how much is it costing you.

Producer & Industry Panel Discussion

Andy Hart  (Corn, Soybean, Canning Crops Producer – Elgin, MN) Air- seeding cover crops &

strip tillage, do they work, when they might not

Gene Kuntz & Jim Purfeerst (Rice County Soil Health Group – Rice County, MN) Results on 2014

inter-seeding and the effect on corn yields at harvest

Daniel Nath (Natural Resource Conservation Service – Rochester, MN) Mississippi River Basin

Initiative- Phase Two; Soil Health: Does my ground have a pulse?

Program Coordinator: Ed McNamara, 37299 171st Avenue Goodhue, MN 55027

Program Sponsors: Legacy Seeds, Kartes Seeds, Jonas Seeds, Byron Seeds and

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Cell: 651-380-8183, Email:

Contact Us:

Mailing Address: Zumbro Watershed Partnership, Inc.
12 Elton Hills Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901

ZWP Executive Director Contact Information 
Phone Number: 507-226-6787

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