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Learn from the Best – Join us for a workshop on Soil Health, Quality No-Till and Cover Crops

Course Description:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is sponsoring a FREE public workshop.

Barry Fisher, State Soil Health Specialist/ Agronomist from Indiana NRCS, will be conducting a workshop on February 25, 2015 at the Eagles Club, 2588 Hallie Road in Chippewa Falls. The workshop will run from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Barry provides technical direction for the Indiana Soil Health Strategy Implementation Team as well as providing agronomic training and assistance to NRCS Field Office staff. He represents NRCS in the Conservation Cropping System Initiative (CCSI), which advances the technology of quality no-till, cover crops, crop rotations, adaptive nutrient and pest management with precision technology.

“Barry is one of the best in the Midwest when it comes to Soil Health, No-till and Cover Crops. He is a practicing agronomist, and had a great amount of first-hand experience in implementing Conservation Cropping Systems,” says Brian Briski, Resource Conservationist for NRCS in Wisconsin. “We have been waiting for some time to bring him to Wisconsin. This is a must see!”

Barry operates a small “never till” cash grain and livestock farm in Indiana. He holds a B.S. Degree in Agronomy from Western Kentucky University.

Topics to be covered include:
• Building soil health through conservation cropping systems
• Integrating cover crops into cropping systems
• Vertical tillage: Pros/Cons and effect on soil health
• No-till planter setup
• Farmer panel and discussion

This workshop will count for 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Certified Crop Advisor.

If any special accommodations are needed call (715) 832-6547 ext. 104

This is a brown bag lunch event or you can purchase homemade pizza at the event.

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 10:00AM
End Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2:30PM
Format: In-person
Instructor:
Location: Eagles Club, 2588 Hallie Road
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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Cost: free course
Partners: none
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
CEUs Available: none
For: none
Contact: brian.briski@wi.usda.gov
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