Thriving Roots:
Women in Ag Field Day for Productive Soils

September 8, 2023

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., lunch included

West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 MN-329, Morris, MN 56267

The objective of this field day is to introduce women to soil health topics, including the benefits and economics of cover crops, erosion’s effects on crop productivity, how different tillage implements move the soil to help crop growth, and University research being conducted to improve the health and productivity of the soil. There will be intentional networking time for women to ask questions, meet other women in ag, and discuss soil health strategies for their farm.

The event will feature four sessions, covering topics such as tillage, cover crops, planting green, and soil erosion.  Sessions will rotate, each presentation given four times. Everyone will come together for the Economics of Cover Crops to close.

"We're thrilled to offer farmers and industry experts an opportunity to explore the latest research and strategies on soil health and productivity."

Jodi DeJong-Hughes, event organizer


8:15 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcome & Networking

9:05 a.m. Session 1

9:40 a.m. Session 2

10:30 a.m. Session 3

11:05 a.m. Session 4

11:40 a.m. Economics of Cover Crops

12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch

This work is supported, in part, by the farm families of Minnesota and their corn and soybean checkoff investment.