June 16, 2023
Three Minnesota farmers will share their experiences working to improve soil health during a field day series hosted by the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition.
The three-part field day series, “Setting Your Equipment Up for Soil Health,” set for July 5-7, focuses on equipment, including modifications that improve germination, stand quality and yields.
On July 5, Brian Ryberg will talk about operations, equipment modifications and the practice of strip tilling on his Buffalo Lake-area farm in Renville County.
The following day, July 6, Matt Tiffany will discuss operations, equipment modifications and the transition from strip tilling to no-till on his Redwood Falls-area farm in Redwood County.
The field day series wraps up July 7 on the Nathan Hesse farm near Tyler in Lincoln County. Hesse will talk about operations, equipment modifications and the use of strip tilling and cover crops on his farming operation.
Each field day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the respective operator’s farm, and will feature keynote speakers Jerry Ackermann and Mike Seifert. Ackermann farms in the Lakefield area, and has incorporated cover crops into his corn-soybean-alfalfa rotation. Seifert, from the Jordan area, has switched to no-till and cover crops when possible in the diversified crop farm. Both Seifert and Ackermann are mentors with the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition.
These field days are presented in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
To learn more and register for these events, visit mnsoilhealth.org.
Minnesota Soil Health Coalition contributed to this article.
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