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Soil Health Field Day


2017 Date and location


Crop producers and other agricultural professionals can see the latest in soil health, cover crop varieties and management, and relay cropping:

Field Day program

Time Stop Topic
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and move to stops
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 1 Session 1: When should you sentence cover crop rye to death?
Drs. Dave Franzen and Abbey Wick, North Dakota State University
Session 2: Cover crop and weed management
Liz Stahl, University of Minnesota Extension
Coordinating cover crops with crop insurance
Gary Luebke, retired, RMA
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Move to next stop
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 2 Session 3: Cover crop varieties
Dr. Marisol Berti, North Dakota State University
Session 4: What you don't see can help you
Dr. Caley Gasch, North Dakota State University and Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota Extension
12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Move to lunch
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Move to next stop
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 3 Session 5: Cashing in on oilseed cover crops
Russ Gesch and Heather Dose, USDA-ARS and Dr. Scott Wells, University of Minnesota Extension
Session 6: Clean water and sweet nectar: The benefits of cover crops
Drs. Frank Forcella and Matt Thom, USDA-ARS
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Move to demonstration
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Equipment field demonstration

Map of grounds for field day



Registration for the Soil Health Field Day is now closed. However, if you would like to be placed on a wait list, please contact Jodi at


University of Minnesota Extension is offering this program in partnership with the West Central Research and Outreach Center and North Dakota State University.


This field day is possible thanks to the generous support from our sponsors:

For more information, contact Jodi DeJong–Hughes (

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