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Cover Crops and Soil Health Field Day

8:30 am – 2:50 pm
Target Audiences:
Katja Koehler-Cole, (402) 624-8037,
The Cover Crops and Soil Health Field Day will cover many aspects of the science related to soil health, including the value of the foundational soil health principles, the evaluation of soil health management practices, and many hands-on soil health investigations and demonstrations. We will offer CCA CEUs for those who attend. The goal of this collaborative effort between the UNL and USDA-NRCS is to enhance the technical soil-related knowledge of Nebraska farmers, ag professionals, UNL faculty/students and USDA NRCS employees. Making connections between each of the participants with leading scientists, local conservationists and others attending the Soil Health School, is also a top priority.

Nebraska Soil Health School Coordinators
Bijesh Maharjan,, 308-632-1372
Aaron Hird,, 402-437-4053
Caro Cordova,, 402-472-6292
Katja Koehler-Cole,, 402-624-8037
Nicolas Cafaro La Menza,, 308-696-6712

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

* Keynote – Cargill representative

* Deciphering the Hidden Clues of Assessing Soil Health in Croplands
Carolina Córdova, UNL Assistant Professor and Statewide Soil Health Specialist

* Beyond cereal rye: Summer cover crops for different goals
Katja Koehler-Cole, Soil Health Extension Educator
Connor Biehler, Beef Systems Extension Educator

* Equipment for cover crop management

* Tour of biochar study
Britt Fossum, UNL graduate student

Program concludes at 2:50 p.m.

Please register by August 18. Registration and details at:

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This event originated in Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics.