Wheat: A Gateway Crop to Soil Health, Resilience and More

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/13/2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
Virtual Field Day (Zoom meeting) with Jim Moseley Farms Inc., Clarks Hill, IN 47930

Categories


This virtual field day is being offered through a partnership with Purdue Extension Organic Agriculture, Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Adding wheat (or other small grains) into crop rotations opens the door to possibility. Not only do these crops invite you to plant a diverse cover crop and graze it, adding a small-grain crop can lay the foundation for a transition to organic. Managed properly, these possibilities can result in net profit. While some think of wheat as “poverty grass,” it’s time to reframe this versatile crop and rediscover its profit potential. In this virtual event, we’ll explore the farm management and economic implications of wheat and all its opportunities.

Hosts: Jim & Kathy Moseley

The Farm: Jim Moseley has farmed near Clarks Hill, Indiana, since 1970. Driven by a passion for soil health, he transitioned fully to no-till by 1983. In 2005, following four years of public service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jim and his wife, Kathy, again returned to the farm to help establish their next generation in production agriculture.

Topics:

  • Wheat production
  • Cover crops
  • Grazing cover crops
  • Economics of extended rotations
  • Small-grain markets
  • Soil health

Format: Virtual Field Day

Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE

Acknowledgements

This material is based upon the work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under number NR193A750008G004. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect views of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Event Contact:

Michael O’Donnell
(765) 284-8414
modonnel@purdue.edu

Location:

Virtual Field Day (Zoom meeting) with Jim Moseley Farms Inc., Clarks Hill, IN 47930
Google Map of Location

Registration:

Cost: Free, registration required.
Register Here: https://practicalfarmers.org/events/field-days/wheat-a-gateway-crop-to-soil-health-resilience-and-more/

More Information:

Link to Extension Event Page


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