Join the Land Stewardship Project and Rice SWCD for a Faribault-area crop farm tour to explore observations in no-till, cover crops, and soil health. The tour starts at Mike Ludwig's farm (1355 90th St. E., Northfield) with a stop at John Becker's fields in Dundas, and ends at Tim Little's farm (11811 Canby Ave., Faribault). Ludwig, Becker and Little will discuss their experiences with no-till, cover crop mixes, weed suppression, erosion control, earthworm activity, and an overview of the economics of no-till and cover crops on their farms. The farmers are part of a local farmer networking group who started aerially seeding cover crop mixes into standing corn in September 2015. The farmers will compare and contrast the results of last fall’s seedings on their three different farms.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact:
LSP's Alex Romano at 507-523-3366 or
or Rice SWCD at 507-332-5408 by Wednesday, August 22nd.
Registration starts at 9:15 am (rain or shine)
Please RSVP for picnic lunch to follow
Free-will donations accepted