Soil Health, Cover Crop Conferences Slated Later This Month

Two conferences scheduled for this month will feature information on soil health, cover crops and other row crop and forage issues.

The LSU AgCenter, the Louisiana Master Farmer Program and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are sponsoring the events.

The first conference will be on January 23rd at the Hampton Inn in West Monroe and the second will be held Januar 24th at the DeWitt Livestock Show Facility near the LSU Alexandria campus. Both will run from 8 AM to 4 PM.

There is no registration charge and the public is invited.  Farmers, landowners and personnel of state and federal agencies are encouraged to attend.

Topics to be addressed include soil testing and interpretation, soil fertility and health, cover crop variety selection and management, water quality and management.

Participants will receive credit for Phase Two of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program as well as CEU's for certified Master Farmers. Certified crop advisers who attend will also receive continuing education credit.

Pre-registration is required. For more information contact James Hendrix at 318-235-7198 or Donna Morgan at 318-613-9278.