Join us to discuss cover crops with a spring agronomy perspective. See firsthand potential spring biomass and then how to best use that biomass to benefit your farming operation. The soil health benefits of cover crops are clear, but learn more about how to make cover crops cash-flow in your operation while working to stabilize and improve grain yields.

 Tuesday, April 5th from 10AM-1PM at the Bur Oak Visitor’s Center 1436 Highway 141, Coon Rapids, IA.


  • Darwin Pierce, the Farm Manager for Whiterock Conservancy, will speak about why Whiterock has expanded the use of cover crops from 5 acres to more than 550 acres in 2015 – hint, the secret is not just soil health but also the economics.
  • Meghan Filbert, the Livestock Coordinator for Practical Farmers of Iowa, and farmer Mark Schleisman will speak about how to most efficiently utilize cover crops for forage and the economic benefits of late- and early-season grazing.
  • Dave Schroeder, a local farmer in Coon Rapids, will speak about planter setting and chemical burndown to ensure a good cash crop stand.

For questions or to RSVP for the lunch please contact Rob Davis at 712-684-2697 ext. 114  or landmanager @