MOUNT VICTORY — The Conservation Tillage Club breakfast program series will continue at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Plaza Inn Restaurant, 491 S. Main St., Mount Victory.
Hans Kok will discuss soil health.
The series will continue Feb. 18. Each session will begin with a complimentary buffet breakfast followed by the program at 8 a.m.
February 4 Hans Kok will address the breakfast attendees on soil health. Sponsored by the American Farmland Trust, Kok is the Coordinator of the Indiana Cropping Systems Initiative, Indiana Conservation Partnership. The Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative is a farmer-focused and farmer-driven process. The program works with local level partnerships and others to promote the adoption of practices and cropping systems that can lead to improved soil health. Much of the work has been with cover crops with benefits of reducing soil compaction, covering the soil to protect it from erosion by wind and water, improving soil structure, increasing soil organic matter, fixing nitrogen from scavenging the nutrient from the soil that would otherwise be lost to percolation, runoff or volatilization, as well as producing forage or pasture from cover crops.