‘Interseeding Cover Crops, Grazing & 60” Corn’ Online Field Event Sept. 10

FOUNTAIN, Minn. — Interseeding cover crops, grazing and planting corn in 60” rows will be the topics covered during a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) Zoom event Thursday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join the event 10 minutes prior to 10 a.m. for music and social time. All Zoom experience levels are welcome and guidance to using the platform will be given in the first 10 minutes of the program.

The event is free, but registration is required. To reserve a spot, visit www.landstewardshipproject.org/events/interseed and click the link at the bottom of the page to fill out the required information fields. After registering, an e-mail with the event link and dial-in number will be sent to you. Participants may video-connect from laptops or telephones, or simply call into the event. Contact LSP’s Shona Snater at ssnater@landstewardshipproject.org with any questions or for help registering.

The event will feature Aaron Gillespie, who farms conventional and organic ground around Fountain and Preston, Minn. He grows row crops, small grains, cover crops, hay and canning peas. He also rotationally grazes beef. Gillespie built his own interseeder to incorporate cover into his 30” and 60” corn. Interseeding into standing organic corn has been a project of Gillespie’s and he has learned a few techniques that he is willing to share during the presentation. (Click here to view a short video of his interseeder.)

This event will also include small group discussions and time for question and answer. While we will miss seeing people in person, the event is going to be engaging and interactive.

Event sponsors include Albert Lea Seed House, La Crosse Seed, Prairie Creek Seed and Zabel Seed.