Extension to Host Program on Managing Cover Crops for Livestock

SPARTA, Ill.— University of Illinois Extension and Randolph County Farm Bureau are teaming up to bring you a free program on managing cover crops for livestock on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. Grazing or harvesting cover crops offers livestock producers the opportunity to capture high quality feed for their animals extending the grazing season while providing benefits to the soil in their cropping systems. 

Join Educators, Travis Meteer and Nathan Johanning, as they discuss crop selection and production, grazing quality, harvesting and feeding precautions. As a Commercial Agriculture Extension Educator, Travis Meteer, is involved with statewide programming for Illinois beef cattle producers. He is an expert in beef production research and herd management. As Local Foods Systems & Small Farms Educator, Nathan Johanning provides relevant programming focused around agronomic and horticultural crop production including cover crops and soil and nutrient management.

The event is being held at the Sparta Community Center at 424 W. Belmont Street in Sparta, IL. Dinner will be served and this event is open to the public. While there is no cost to attend, event registration is appreciated. To reserve your spot, please call the Randolph County Farm Bureau at (618) 443-4511 no later than August 19, 2019.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact your local registration office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.

News source: Nathan Johanning, 618-687-1727, njohann@illinois.edu