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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

Steve Martin

Retiring supervisor, Steve Marting

Jim Hoorman Economics of Cover Crops cropped

Jim Hoorman, NRCS, speaking about the Economics of Cover Crops

Buckwheat flower

Buckwheat flower

Troy and Eileen in Soil Pit

Troy Manges, NRCS District Conservationist, and Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Purdue University Professor, discussing the soil pit

Dan Perkins Jasper County SWCD

Dan Perkins, Jasper County SWCD, talking to the group about interseeding

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There is beauty as well as function in cover crops


The setting is ideal

Cabin Closeup

Cabin on the property at Potawatomi Park

Group and Dr. Eileen Kladivko

Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Purdue University Agronomy Professor speaking to the group


Rochester Meat & Deli always provides a great meal!

Pearl Millet Close Up

Cover crop, Pearl Millet, against a beautiful blue sky

Craig and  Dr. Eileen

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

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