On August 29th at the Waubonsie State Park’s Washawtee Lodge participants at the most recent program organized by Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa learned all about cover crops from local experts while enjoying good food and fellowship. Kelsey Blodgett, Soil Conservationist with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Malvern and Chris Teachout, local ag. producer, gave presentations about soil health, cover crops and considerations to make when implementing cover crops into a farming operation. The evening ended with a slake soil test and rainfall simulator used to demonstrate the positive effects that cover crops and no-till practices have on the land.
Women, Land & Legacy of southwest Iowa serves the counties of East and West Pottawattamie, Fremond, Mills, Montgomery and Page. A minimum of three events are held each year in addition to the annual Women Gaining Ground (WGG) conference. The dates for the next WGG is set for Saturday, March 7th 2020 at the Glenwood High School in Glenwood. For more information contact Fremond Co. Extension, 712-374-2351 or Mills Co. Soil and Water Conservation District, 712-624-8606 ext. 3. Or visit the team’s Facebook page.