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Healthy Soils Field Day ~ Potowatomi Park
August 23, 2016
Potawatomi Park is a great location for our Healthy Soils Field Day
Retiring supervisor, Steve Marting
Jim Hoorman, NRCS, speaking about the Economics of Cover Crops
Troy Manges, NRCS District Conservationist, and Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Purdue University Professor, discussing the soil pit
Dan Perkins, Jasper County SWCD, talking to the group about interseeding
There is beauty as well as function in cover crops
The setting is ideal
Cabin on the property at Potawatomi Park
Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Purdue University Agronomy Professor speaking to the group
Rochester Meat & Deli always provides a great meal!
Cover crop, Pearl Millet, against a beautiful blue sky
Supervisor Craig Hawley listening to Dr. Eileen Kladivko
By farming in ways that protect and enhance soil microbes and improve soil health, farmers and ranchers are breathing new life into our soils.
~ Ron Nichols, NRCS’ “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil” campaign coordinator