Cover crop field tour registration deadline Oct. 16

Wisconsin State Farmer

DODGE COUNTY - Reservations are still being accepted for the upcoming Healthy Soil - Healthy Water Cover Crop Field Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 18, however the new deadline is today, Monday, Oct. 16. 

The program will be from 8:30 am until noon. The bus will board at 8:45 am and will leave at 9 a.m. from the Dodge County Fairgrounds.

The tour will visit three sites around Dodge County.  Buses for the tour will leave from the Dodge County Fairgrounds, located on Highway 33 east of Beaver Dam, at 9 a.m. (rain or shine).

Tour stops will show frost-seeded red clover into winter wheat, interseeding a cover crop mix into corn, cover crop mix demonstration plots, plus two stops on the tour will have soil pits.  

Dr. Jamie Patton, UW-Extension Ag Agent, from Shawano County will illustrate the story of soil health as told through the soil beneath your feet and in the pit.  Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, UW-Extension Area Agent for Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties, will discuss some preliminary results of on-farm cover crop trials started with local farmers to answer local production questions.

Program cost is free, but pre-registration is required by calling the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 920-386-3790.

Sign-in/registration will be from 8:30 to 8:45 a.m.  Please park at the ‘Midway’ and load the bus at the fairgrounds' grandstand.  

For more meeting information call the office or visit the Dodge County UW-Extension Ag calendar at: