Jeff Rasawehr, of Celina, Ohio, and co-founder of Cover Crop Ranch, will present “Making a Cover Crop Your Most Valued Crop” at the Western Kansas Forage Conference on Feb. 20.
Sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council, the conference will be at the J.A. Haas Building, 400 E. 18th St. in Larned, Kansas. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the program from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cover Crop Ranch is a network of farms in Michigan and Ohio using sustainable farming practices of no-till, cover crops and a system called mob grazing to produce meat. Mob grazing involves moving cattle at least daily between small enclosures and split by electric fences. The plants in the enclosure are eaten, walked on and trampled, then allowed to rest for 60-120 days or more.
Rasawehr will share his knowledge and experience in using cover crops and making them valuable in a crop production system.
Other conference speakers and topics include:
Registration is requested by Feb. 10. Lunch is included in the registration fee, which is $25 for KSFGC members and $55 for non-members. Online registration and more information are available at www.southwest.ksu.edu. More information is available by contacting Foster at 620-276-8286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A.J Foster, Southwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist