Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting


March 13-14, 2018

2018 Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting


March 13-14, 2018


Conference Location & Hotel Reservations

Hilton Garden Inn

4351 17th Ave. S
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 499-6000

Call for Hotel Reservations

Hilton does not have a shuttle to the airport.

Other Hotel Accommodations

Home2 Suites by Hilton

1652 44th St. S
Fargo, ND 58101
(701) 492-4502

Expressway Suites

4303 17th Ave. S
Fargo, ND 58103
(877) 239-4303



Tuesday March 13

7:30am – Registration
2:00pm – Keynote Ray Weil
6:00pm – Poster and social event begins
10:00pm – Social event ends

Wednesday March 14

8:00am – Welcome
8:15am – Keynote Clark Seavert
3:45pm – Keynote Daryl Ritchison
5:00pm – Adjourn


Midwest State Updates

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, South Dakota, Wisconsin


MCCC Partner Updates

SARE, National Wildlife Federation, Practical Farmers of Iowa, North East Cover Crops Council, Southern Cover Crops Council, CTIC


Keynote Speakers

Play to Win with Sustainable SystemsClark Seavert, Economist, Oregon State University

Ray Weil, Soil Scientist, University of Maryland

Voices of the 1930’s: When the Soil Blew AwayDaryl Ritchison, Interim Director, NDAWN


Breakout and Discussion Session Topics

Soil Health and Cover CropsEileen Kladivko (Purdue)

Mycorrhizae and RhizobiumHeike Bucking (SDSU)

Conservation Tillage and Cover CropsYvonne Lawley (U Manitoba)

Grazing Cover CropsKevin Sedivec (NDSU)

Cover Crops and Corn SilageMatt Ruark (U Wisconsin)

Economics of Grazing Cover CropsDoug Landblom (NDSU DREC)

Compost and Manure ManagementMary Berg (NDSU CREC)

PollinatorsFrank Forcella (ARS, Morris)

Interseeding and Relay CroppingRuss Gesch and Heather Matthees (ARS, Morris), Burton Johnson (NDSU)

Intercropping Alfalfa in CornMarisol Berti (NDSU)

Economics of InterseedingDave Ripplinger (NDSU)

Cover Crops and Soil FertilityDave Franzen (NDSU)

On-Farm Cover Crop Experiment ResultsAbbey Wick (NDSU)

Regional and National Trends in the Adoption and Use of Cover CropsRob Myers (U of Missouri, SARE)

Suppressing Weeds with Cover Crops – Anita Dille (KSU)

Cost of Species Mixes vs Cereal Rye Use on the FarmLiz Juchems (ISU)

Cost of ErosionJamie Benning and Liz Juchems (ISU)

Disease Management when Using Cover CropsAlison Robertson (ISU)

Cover Crop Benefits to Soil HealthDeAnn Presley (KSU)

Picking your Cover Crop by FunctionRay Weil (U of Maryland)

Play to Win with AgBiz LogicClark Seavert (Oregon State University)

Nematode Control with Cover CropsGuipin Yang (NDSU), Angie Peltier (UMN)

Cereal Rye as a ToolLiz Juchums (Iowa State U), Abbey Wick (NDSU)

Planting GreenMatt Ruark (U Wisconsin), Abbey Wick (NDSU)

Thank you to our Gold sponsors

Thank you to our Silver sponsors

Thank you to our Bronze sponsors

Thank you to our exhibitors