Midwest Cover Crop Training Modules

Level of Expertise: Intermediate, Introductory/Overview,

Topics: Farm Advisors, Cover Crops, Soil Health and Building Soil Carbon, Pollinators, Grazing Systems, CRA resource,

These 11 training modules on cover crop selection, management, economics, and related topics are a resource for farm advisors and educators.  Each module consists of a PowerPoint slide set with accompanying instructor notes for each slide. 

They were created as part of a project supported by the Walton Family Foundation.  The modules have been peer reviewed, with the reviewers noted in each slide deck.  These PowerPoints are available for use by any educator working with farmers or farm advisors.  Credit to the University of Missouri, Midwest Cover Crop Council, and Walton Family Foundation is requested for any slide sets used by other groups, but otherwise they can be co-branded with the name of the organization providing the training.

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Training modules:

Cover crops and their impacts on soil health
Selecting cover crop species
Cover crop seeding and establishment
Cover crop termination
Strategies for cash crop planting following a cover crop, including “planting green”
Managing nutrients and herbicides when using cover crops
Cover crop economics
Pest issues with cover crops
Grazing cover crops 
Cover crop impacts on wildlife, birds and pollinators
Business opportunities and trends with cover crops

Midwest Cover Crop Training Modules

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