Midwest Cover Crops Council to host 2024 Annual Meeting and Conference

November 28, 2023 8:01 AM
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The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) will host their 2024 Annual Meeting and Conference at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Airport on February 13-14, 2024. The MCCC is a collaboration of researchers, extension staff, farmers, agencies, and industry with the mission of facilitating widespread adoption of cover crops across the Midwest. February 13th is the MCCC Annual Meeting which is open to the public and will largely be State and Province reports. These reports summarize cover crop research and activities across the Midwest. The first day will conclude with a reception including a graduate student poster competition.

The second day (Feb 14) is a typical conference program with keynote presentation by Dr. Rob Myers, the Director of the MU Center for Regenerative Agriculture and SARE Regional Director of Extension Programs. There will also be a farmer panel and a general session by Barry Fisher, Indiana farmer and retired USDA NRCS Soil Health Specialist. Breakout sessions throughout the day include tracks on cover crop use in field crops, grazing, and specialty crops. One or two day registrations are available. Early bird registration ends December 15.


Mark Licht Associate Professor

Dr. Mark Licht is an associate professor and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. His extension, research and teaching program is focused on how to holistically manage Iowa cropping systems to achieve productivity, profitability and en...