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Strip-Till/No-Till Conservation Field Day with LIVE FIELD DEMOS

July 15 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Registration opens at 7:00 a.m with a chance to ask the experts and peruse the vendor booths. Program begins at 8:30 a.m. with speaker Rick Clark.

Rick is a 5th generation farmer from Williamsport, IN. The main goal on the farm is to build soil health and achieve balance with Mother Nature. Rick has developed and constantly improving a systematic approach to regenerative farming. The farm strives to be a low cost input producer, while maintaining an increase in yield year over year. The farm is 100% NGMO, 100% no till, and 100% cover crop. Rick is currently transitioning the farm to organic. He is most proud of developing a system of organic farming that uses no tillage. He will suppress weeds with cover crops. Rick cares deeply about human health as well, that is one of the main drivers behind the organic no till style of farming. Rick is building a system that will be viable and sustainable for generations to come.

Rick will present the following:

Part 1 “FARMING GREEN” Rick will describe how the farm plants cash crops of corn and beans into living, growing, green cover crops before termination. He will also describe the power of cereal rye as a scavenger.

and Part 2 “ECONOMIC IMPACT OF REGENERATIVE FARMING” Total transparency of Clark Farm. He will describe how becoming a low cost input producer that does not chase yield has very desirable ROI’s. He will also talk about pitfalls to watch out for in the regenerative system he has developed.

ASK THE EXPERT/ Vendor Booths

Update from Soil Health Partnership

Farmer Panel ...Bring your questions!

After the morning session, head to the field and visualize how to put these practices into place with LIVE FIELD DEMOS of strip-till implements, no-till implements and cover crop application Methods.

Lunch provided with RSVP

CEU credits have been applied for.

Sponsored by:

Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District, The Soil Health Partnership and USDA/NRCS

Please call the SWCD office at 217-877-5670x3 for more information or for any reasonable accomodation request.

Venue

Richland Community College, Shilling Center
1 College Park
Decatur, Illinois 62521 United States
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Phone:
217-877-5670x3