Marshall-Putnam County Farm Bureau

Cover Crop Field Day


As part of the fifth of 12 Nutrient Stewardship Field Days in 2021, Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau partnered with several collaborators to begin a multi-year cover crop project along the Illinois River, including planting cover crop plots and conducting soil testing. Speakers at the July 2021 field day included Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau and Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) leadership, as well as researchers from the University of Illinois (U of I) and Illinois NRCS. The program concluded with a walking tour of the Marshall County cover crop plot.

Certified Crop Advisors can receive self-reported Continuing Education Units (CEUs) after watching the videos for each of these field days. For more information and to find the self-reporting form, visit and click “Self-Report CEUs.”

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Field Day highlights


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Table of Contents

00:10 Jonathan Downey, President, Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau

01:22 Lauren Lurkins, Director of Environmental Policy, Illinois Farm Bureau

11:30 Dr. Stacy Zuber, Soil Health Specialist, Illinois NRCS

28:19 Dr. Andrew Margenot, Assistant Professor, Department of Crop Science, University of Illinois

59:40 Shay Foulk, Farm and Ag Business Consultant, Monier Seed and Service
Dr. Austin Omer, Associate Director of Natural Resource Policy, IFB