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AMES | Practical Farmers of Iowa has planned a series of spring field days focused on cover crops and how they can be used in crop and livestock systems. They are free and open to the public.

The 2019 spring cover crop field day will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, hosted by Wayne Fredericks, located at a field located less than 0.5 mile west of Hickory Avenue on the north side of Highway 9 and at 1700 350th St., near Osage.

Farmers and community members are invited to learn about a variety of cover crop issues, from varieties and planting strategies to equipment, grazing and harvest options, as well as various practices farmers use to maximize the financial return from cover crops.

Some events involve two locations, but each starts in the field and concludes with a complimentary meal. RSVPs are requested for the meal, and can be submitted online.

To RSVP, by March 29, visit the https://practicalfarmers.org/events/field-days/2019-spring-cover-crop-field-days. Find the specific field day of interest and use the online form for that event. Full details about each field day are available at the same link.

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