Cover Crops: Grazing & Row Crop Systems | Lake City, Iowa | IAWA

May 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mark Schleisman's Farm
1635 365th St
Lake City, IA 51449

Learn About Cover Crop Basics and Practices Used to Maximize Financial Return

Practical Farmers of Iowa has planned a series of spring field days. These field days will focus on cover crop issues in grazing and row crop systems. Invited are farmers and community members to see cover crops in action on a farm, and learn about cover crop basics as well as practices used to maximize the financial return from cover crops.

All field days in the series run from noon to 3 p.m., and are free and open to everyone. Each field day starts with a complimentary lunch. Requested are RSVPs for the meal count. Please contact Alisha Bower at (515) 232-5661 or

The series is called “Cover Crop Caravan.” It is called “Cover Crop Caravan” because many events include stops at multiple farms and locations. Specific details about each field day will be announced closer to the date. Available here are host details and locations – along with a map of events. Events in the series include:

  • Albion (March 28) – Hosted by: Wade Dooley, with guest speaker Allen Williams – “Grazing Cover Crops” 
  • Reinbeck (March 29) – Hosted by Jack Boyer – “Cover Crops for Corn and Soybeans” 
  • Maxwell (March 30) –  Hosted by Bruce Carney, with guest speaker Allen Williams – “Grazing Cover Crops”
  • Hancock (April 4) –  Hosted by Russ Brandes – “Cover Crops for Corn and Soybeans” 
  • Leighton and Pella (April 6) –  Hosted by Ward Van Dyke – “Cover Crops for Corn and Soybeans” 
  • Lake City (April 11) –  Hosted by Mark Schleisman – “Grazing Cover Crops”
  • Sioux Center (May 30) –  Hosted by Matt Schuiteman – “Grazing Cover Crops” 

This specific field day at Mark Schleisman’s farm will discuss:

  • Grazing cover crops including; Rye, Hairy Vetch

  • Bailing Rye

  • Growing cover crops for seed 

  • Water quality

Visit here for more information on the Cover Crop Caravan field day series.

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