The economic case for using cover crops within row crop production is strengthened by integrating cattle grazing. Successfully doing so can offset the cost of winter feed for livestock, improve soil health and potentially increase crop productivity.
In this webinar, Meghan Filbert, Livestock Program Manager at Practice Farmers of Iowa (PFI), will introduce the best management principles and practices for maximizing the economic value of cover crops. The webinar will highlight three Iowa farms who practice cover crop grazing, including multi-year net profit data. The newly released “Economics of Cover Crops” decision making tool co-developed by PFI and Iowa State University will also be shared so that webinar attendee can utilize it for their own operations.
This webinar was recorded July 30th, 2018.