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Released: Oct. 26, 2016

Cover Crop Road Show planned Nov. 17 in SW Kansas
Tour designed to foster dialogue between industry, university and government representatives.

Cover Crops

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Agricultural producers can get an up-close look and discussion about cover crops in several southwest Kansas settings at K-State Research and Extension’s Cover Crop Road Show, Nov. 17. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resource Conservation Service is the tour’s co-sponsor.

The tour starts near Jetmore at the Brit Hayes Farm and ends with lunch and discussion in Ford.

The goal of the program is to foster dialogue between producers, university researchers and specialists, government officials, and industry, said AJ Foster, K-State Research and Extension southwest area agronomist.

The schedule includes:

* 8:30-9 a.m. - Registration – Brit Hayes Farm, 22918 N. Hwy 156, Jetmore.

* 9-10 a.m. – Cover Crop in a Cow-Calf System, including Q&A and presentation on cover crop choices – Brit Hayes Farm.

* 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Cover Crop in a Stocker System, including Q&A and presentation on maximizing the benefit of cover crops – Dennis Bradford Farm, 28326 S.E. D. Rd., Jetmore.

* Noon-1 p.m. – Grazing Cover Crop, including Q&A and presentation on the multiple reasons for using cover crops – 128 Rd. & Warrior Rd., Bucklin.

* 1-2 p.m. – Lunch and discussion – The Blue Hereford, 807 Main, Ford.

Participants are asked to register by Nov. 11 at www.southwest.k-state.edu or contact Norma Cantu at cantu@ksu.edu or 620-275-9164.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

Story by:

Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research and Extension

For more information:
Norma Cantu – 620-275-9164 or cantu@ksu.edu
DeWayne Craghead – 620-357-8321 or dcraghea@ksu.edu
Andrea Burns – 620-227-4542 or aburns@ksu.edu

Anserd 'AJ' Foster, PhD
Southwest Area Agronomist
Kansas State University
Southwest Research and Extension Center
4500 East Mary St.
Garden City, Kansas 67846
Office: 620-276-8286