Transitioning to Organic with a Cover Crop Champion

Join Tom Cotter and the Iowa Organic Association for this field day focused on roller crimping rye, cover crops, and organic transition. A decades-long interest in cover crops has helped Tom care for his family farm. The Cotter farm is diverse, with fields of sweet corn, conventional crops, grazing acres, and experimental projects like interseeded corn, roller crimped rye, and warm season cover crops. This event will showcase the innovative work that Tom and his family have done to protect soil and water quality on their farm.

Tom’s family has been farming in Mower County, Minnesota for 140 years. In 2016 Tom and his late father, Michael, were given the Outstanding Conservationists Award by the Mower County Soil & Water Conservation District. Tom has been working with cover crops on his family’s 1,100 acre farm for 19 years.

This event is made possible by a generous grant from the USDA's Risk Management Agency. 

WHEN
July 10, 2018 at 1pm - 4pm
WHERE
Cotter Family Farm
50203 205th St
Austin, MN 55912
United States
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CONTACT
Toby Cain · · 5634470462
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