Farmers and agribusiness are invited to the Allee Demonstration Farm for a field day on Tuesday August 27. Coffee and registration will be at 9:30 with a free lunch at noon.
The Allee Research Farm is located at 2030 640th St., Newell – 1 mile southwest of Newell and a quarter mile east.
The focus of the field day will be cover crops. Attendees can see a demonstration of cover crops seeded in June as well as hear about fall seeded cover crops.
Lyle Rossiter, Allee farm superintendent, will discuss cover crop research at the Allee farm.
Michaela Klump, USDA NRCS in Buena Vista County, will discuss cover crop funding resources for the 2020 growing season.
Mike Witt, ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomist, will talk about research on cover crop species for interseeding into standing crops.
Paul Kassel, ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomist, will discuss planting a soybean crop into a fall seeded cover crop.
Field day visitors are invited to the Jamie Adams farm, at 5961 185th street, Newell, after the noon lunch. Adams will discuss his use of cover crop as a forage crop and his cover crop plans for the 2020 growing season.