Farmers interested in improving the health of their soil and their profits will have the opportunity to listen to Jerry Doan, a rancher/farmer from North Dakota. Jerry and his family manage a multi-generational ranch that includes cow-calf, cash cropping and custom grazing. They work hard to improve soil health in Dakota's harsh climate by including cover crops, no-till and winter grazing as part of their enterprise.
Also presenting will be Jason Cavadini, UW Agriculture Research Station, about cover crop strategies for the Midwest. Dan Marzu, UW-Extension, will be talking about tillage options for soil compaction.
Soil Health Day will be offered from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., in the machine shed at the Marshfield Agricultural Research Station–North, located at M605 Drake Avenue, Stratford.
Certified Crop Adviser CEUs will be applied for.
The cost of attendance is $10, and includes a catered lunch. If interested in attending, send check or money order by Feb. 10, to: Marathon County UW-Extension, 212 River Drive, Suite 3, Wausau, WI 54403.
For more information contact Amy Neigum, NRCS, at 715-848-2330 ext. 3 or Dan Marzu at 715-261-1240.