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TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019

9:30 Register   10:00 Tour   12:00 Meal

CCA-CEUs available 


The Hidden Benefits of Cover Crops

Dakota Small Grains – General Mills, Inc. Perspectives

Tom Rabaey, General Mills, Inc.


Real Life Soil Health Benefits

Kurt Stiefvater, Producer, Salem SD


Implications of Cover Crops in Current Production Systems

Kurt Dagel, Olsen Custom Farms


Cover Crops a Key to Prevent Plant

Eric Barsness, NRCS


Impact on Insect Communities

Carrie Eberle, University of Wyoming and Louis Hesler, NCARL​ 


Hidden Benefits, Soil Biology and Nutrient Biology

Mike Lehman and Bee Chim, NCARL


Session Summaries



Directions to ESDSWRF, 3714 Western Avenue, Brookings SD

Exit 133 off I-29 (Hwy 14 Bypass), 2.5 miles West to Western Ave.; 1.5 miles North. Look for green highway signs along Hwy 14.


Rain? Presentations will be held in the machine shed at the Farm.

For information, contact the USDA ARS North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory, 605-693-3241.

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