Western Iowa No-till (WIN) Field Day Scheduled for June 12


May 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Organizers of the annual Western Iowa No-till (WIN) Demonstration Field Day have announced June 12th as the date for the 2012 event. The 5th annual field day will be held at the Carstens 1880 Farmstead again this year, located just south of Shelby. 

Registration and vendor displays will open at 8 a.m. on the 14th; with speakers beginning at 9 a.m. Topics at this year’s field day will include managing planter settings in heavy residue areas, use of cover crops to improve soil structure, a marketing update and weather outlook. 

Keynote speaker Paul Jasa will discuss techniques for success in long term no-till systems for a corn/bean rotation as well as continuous corn on corn. Lunch will be provided free of charge to all in attendance, including steak sandwiches grilled by the Harrison County Cattlemen.  

Anyone with an interest in soil stewardship, whether looking for basic management ideas or a long-time no-till producer, is encouraged to attend the daylong educational event. In addition to the educational sessions at the 2012 WIN Field Day, there will be plenty of time for farmers to visit informational displays, vendor exhibits and network with other producers. CCA Credits will also be available for Certified Crop Advisors needing additional continuing education units this year. 

There is no charge to attend this event, but pre-registration is required by June 7th.  Registration can be completed by e-mailing csgorham@iastate.edu or by calling the Harrison County Extension Office at 888-644-2105. Registrations may also be faxed to 712-644-2100 or be mailed to: ISU Extension Harrison County, 304 East 7th St., Logan, IA 51546.   

The field day is brought to you by NRCS, ISU Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) in Harrison, Pottawattamie, Cass and Shelby Counties, along with many local supporting agribusinesses.