Make Your Soil Great Again – Meeting Agenda

A meeting and tradeshow on decision making in cover crop management

March 1, 2016 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Elkhart County Community Center, Elkhart County Fairgrounds

Goshen, IN

8:30-9:00  Registration

9:00-9:30  Welcome and History of Conservation: Jane Hardisty, Indiana State Conservationist, USDA-NRCS

9:30-10:30  Cover Crop Management Presentation: Dave Brandt, Soil Health Advocate, Carroll, OH

10:30-11:00  Break

11:00-12:00  Cover Crop Establishment Do’s and Don’ts Panel

Facilitator: Dave Brandt, Carroll, OH

Panelists: Brian Early (DuPont Pioneer Agronomist, NE Indiana), Tom Moneyheffer (Nutritional Blending, New Paris), Galen Ramer(Area Farmer), Dean Rink (Area Farmer), Brian Rodenbeck (Agriflite Services,Wakarusa)

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00 – 1:30   Available Program Options Panel

Panelists: Amanda Kautz (NRCS District Conservationist), Jim Hess (Elkhart Co. SWCD Program Manager)

1:30-2:00   Technology Options

Canopeo App, Jordan Beehler (SWCD Conservationist)

Upcoming Planter Meeting, Rich Schlipf (Schlipf Precision Ag, Milford

2:00-2:30   Break

2:30-3:30   Cover Crop Termination Do’s and Don’ts Panel

Facilitator: Gary Kauffman (SWCD Associate)

Panelists: Zach Bolla (Seed Sales and Consulting, LaGrange),Dave Brandt (Carroll, OH), Lonnie Martin (Ron Martin Seed and Supply, Elkhart), Carl Stoltzfus (Area Farmer)