USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Indiana Conservation Cropping System Initiative will be at the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo to hold coffee shop talks and perform demonstrations. The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo is presented by Hoosier Ag Today and Farm World newspaper. The Expo will take place at the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds December 11-13.
NRCS will have a large rainfall simulator in the new demonstration area each day of the Expo at 1:30pm. Additional demonstrations will take place at their booth including slake tests, infiltration tests, slump tests, and soil microbiology at 11:30am each day.
In addition to the demonstrations, Ceres Solutions CCA Betsy Bower and Vermillion County farmer Carter Morgan will give a seminar on reviewing your fertility program, weed and insect control and timing, and discuss specific cover crop goals and how to incorporate them more advantageously on your farm at 10am on Wednesday 12/12, at 10am. You can also hear from farmer Mark Anson at 11:30am Thursday 12/13 as he talks about how he added cover crops to their no-till fields to build their organic matter.
You can also drink coffee and visit with Indiana’s Conservation Partners and farmers about their experiences with integrating cover crops and soil health practices on their farms each day of the Expo from 10am-11:30am.
Visit indianafarmexpo.com to see a list of exhibitors, preregister, and get more information about the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo.