The sixth annual Western Iowa No-till (known as WIN) Demonstration Field Day is scheduled for June 11 at the Carstens 1880 Farmstead south of Shelby, Iowa. The 2013 edition will address a wide variety of topics for anyone interested in learning more about practical application and troubleshooting for no-till production. The day starts at 8 a.m. when registration and vendor displays open. A wide variety of local agribusinesses will be on hand to visit with producers in the morning and demonstrate their services/equipment.
The field day begins at 9 a.m. with breakout sessions covering common challenges of corn-on-corn no-till and an overview of recent Iowa Soybean Association trials on deep ripping and nitrogen placement. The breakout sessions will be followed by a weather outlook for the coming crop year, and a lunchtime discussion on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. After lunch, keynote speaker Neil Harl will present "A Look Ahead for Agriculture: Major Concerns on the Horizon".
Sessions include dealing with common challenges of no-till corn on corn
Lunch will be provided free of charge to all in attendance, including steak sandwiches grilled by the Pottawattamie County Cattlemen. The day will wrap up with a presentation on achieving success in long-term no-till and cover crop usage from an Iowa producer perspective.
Anyone with an interest in the practical application of no-till production, whether looking for ideas to begin adopting no-till practices or a long-time no-till producer looking to improve production results, is encouraged to attend this daylong educational event. Nearly 200 ag producers and ag professionals attended the 2012 event, learning about effective soil stewardship strategies. In addition to the educational sessions at the 2013 WIN Field Day, there will be plenty of time for farmers to visit informational displays, vendor exhibits and network with other producers. Four hours of CCA Credits have been applied for, and will be available at no cost for Certified Crop Advisors needing additional continuing education units this year.
Western Iowa no-till field day focuses on a number of practical tips and topics
There is no charge to attend this event but you are asked to preregister. Registration can be completed by emailing [email protected]%20or by calling the Harrison County Extension office at 888-644-2105. More information is available at many local ISU Extension and NRCS offices, or can bfound online.
This field day is brought to you by USDA/NRCS, ISU Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Harrison, Pottawattamie, Cass and Shelby counties along with many local supporting agribusinesses. The 2013 business sponsors include Farm Bureau in East & West Pottawattamie, Shelby, Cass & Harrison counties, A & M Green e Power, Brokaw Supply Company, Titan Machinery, Sorensen Equipment Co., Heartland Ag, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Shelby County State Bank, United Bank of Iowa and Bartlett Grain Co.