Fall Cover Crop Field Day

Date: November 3, 2017 - November 3, 2017
Location: Kellogg Farm 10461 N 40th St. Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Time: 10:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join a group of MSU faculty and specialists, farmers and agricultural professionals for a tour of cover crop research and demonstration fields at the W.K. Kellogg Farm. A wide variety of cover crop entry points will be showcased, including inter-seeded into corn, after wheat, after corn silage, and in rotational pasture systems. Cover crops are being evaluated for both soil health benefits, as well as for livestock feed.

Friday November 3, 2017




10 a.m. – 12 noon – Wagon tour of projects related to cover cropping in grain and vegetable systems, including the following specific projects listed below. Experts will be available at each stop to talk about each particular project. 

 12 noon – 1 p.m. – Pizza Lunch at the Kellogg Farm Conference Room

 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Walking tour of annual forage crops being grown to complement a rotational grazing system based on perennial forages, including: 

 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Optional continued discussion about utilizing cover crops as forages in livestock systems.