Jasper County USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will have a cover crop informational meeting held jointly with the Marion County USDA NRCS office starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Marion County Extension Office, 210 N. Iowa St. in Knoxville.
The meeting will include a presentation by Rick Bednarek, Iowa NRCS state soil scientist, on the use of cover crops to improve soil health, improve yields and reduce soil erosion. A local farmer panel including Joe Kriegel of Grinnell, Gordon Wassenaar of Prairie City and Jim Petersen of Knoxville will address their experiences with the use of cover crops, followed by a question and answer session.
A light supper will be provided compliments of the sponsors starting at 6 p.m. followed by the farmer panel. Sponsors will be present.
Contact the Jasper County USDA-NRCS office at (641) 792-4116 ext. 3 or the Marion County USDA-NRCS office at (641) 842-5314 ext. 3 to RSVP or with any questions.