This year’s Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference will have sessions for both row crop and livestock operations.
The event will be Feb. 11-12 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo., says Charles Ellis, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agricultural engineering. Ellis also serves on the MCCC board of directors. Twelve states and one Canadian province belong to the council.
Ellis says the conference has expanded because of the large number of producers in the Kansas City area producing both grain and livestock. Speakers include faculty from MU, the University of Nebraska and Kansas State University, as well as cattle producers, and representatives from cattle companies and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
- selecting and managing cover crops
- weed and herbicide interactions using cover crops
- incorporating cover crops in cattle operations
- cover crop environmental and economic benefits
- cash crop interactions with cover crops
- farmer panel discussion
Sessions will look at using cover crops in row crop production, livestock and grazing, as well as environmental and economic issues, Ellis says. Details are available at mccc.msu.edu/about/meetings. The meeting is open to the public.
Registration is open for the conference and available online at the University of Missouri Extension website.
Learn more about MCCC and cover crops at mccc.msu.edu.
Event sponsors include MU Extension, K-State Research and Extension, University of Nebraska Extension and USDA NRCS.