MCCC Meetings

Upcoming meeting information

Making Cover Crops Work – Experiences from the Field

March 14-15, 2017- Grand Rapids, MI

Meeting location:
Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids – Airport
5700 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
1-616-957-1770

Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids – Airport has a 24 hour airport shuttle. 

Registration is now open (click here)

 

Sponsorship/Exhibitor opportunities (click here for more information)

This in an opportunity for your business or program to show support for the MCCC and to be showcased at the meeting. Varying levels of sponsorship are available.

Conference Brochure (pdf)

Agenda

Monday – March 13, 2017
Pre-meeting Networking

6:00 Attendees arriving on Monday are welcome to join other MCCC participants for refreshments, dinner and conversation starting at 6:00 pm.
Location: TBD

Tuesday – March 14, 2017- Business Meeting (pdf)
7:15–8:15 NCCC-211 Project Meeting – NCCC-211 representatives only- Meeting Chair, Andy Lenssen, Iowa State University

  • 7:30–8:30 Registration
  • 8:30–8:35 Welcome (Dean Baas, Michigan State University Extension)
    8:35–8:45 MCCC Update (Anna Morrow, MCCC Program Manager, Purdue University)
  • 8:45–10:15 State / Province Reports (15 minutes each)
    • Ohio
    • South Dakota
    • Wisconsin
    • Kansas
    • Nebraska
    • Illinois
  • 10:15–10:30 Break / Poster Session
  • 10:30–12:15 State / Province Reports Continue (15 minutes each)
    • Michigan
    • North Dakota
    • Minnesota
    • Iowa
    • Ontario
    • Indiana
    • Missouri
  • 12:15–1:30 Lunch / Poster Session
  • 1:30 – 3:15 Working Sessions (topics TBD)
  • 3:15–3:30 Break/Poster Session
  • 3:30–4:15 MCCC Partner Reports
  • 4:15 Business Meeting Adjourns
  • 4:30–5:30 Board of Directors Meeting (Board members only)
  • 5:30–6:30 Social Hour/Dinner/Networking (Location: TBD)

Wednesday – March 15, 2017- “Making Cover Crops Work- Experiences from the field”

7:30-8:30 Registration / Poster Session / Vendor Time

Morning Joint Session (CCA Credits listed)

Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP)
Five RUP credits for the entire day
Private (Core)
Commercial (Core, 1A, 1B & 1D)

8:30-8:45 Welcoming Remarks (Ron Hendrick, Dean of the College Agriculture and Natural Resources Michigan State University)

8:45-9:45 Keynote: Cover Crop Termination: Considerations when selecting herbicides and the potential for resistance (Dale Shaner, Retired USDA-ARS – University of Colorado) CCA CEUs: 1.0 IPM

9:45-10:00 Morning Break / Vendor Time

Concurrent Sessions 
Sessions will feature presentations about experiences from the field on making cover crops work delivered by a researcher/educator and farmer team. Three tracks will provide cover crop information on field crop, vegetable crop and forage/grazing systems. Each session includes ample time for questions from the audience.

Morning Concurrent Session Schedule
Time Track 1

Field Crops

Track 2

Vegetable Crops

Track 3

Forage/Grazing

10:00 – 10:45 ILLINOIS:

Nathan Johanning /Adam Dahmer Challenges and successes of no-till and cover crops in Southern Illinois  CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

MICHIGAN:

Ben Phillips/Mike Yancho Jr. I can’t believe it’s not butternut on plastic! Year two rye cover and fertility observations CCA CEUs: 0.5 Nutr Mgmt

ONTARIO:

Mike Buis

Lessons from over 10 years of grazing cover crops in beef production CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

10:45 – 11:30 KANSAS:

Anita Dille/Josh Lloyd

Use of cover crops for weed suppression in field crops in Kansas CCA CEUs: 0.5 IPM

IOWA:

Ajay Nair/Wade Dooley

Cover crops and conservation tillage systems in organic broccoli, peppers and squash CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

MICHIGAN:

Rachel Martin/Jon Nelson

Cover crops & forage-finished beef: A 3-year study of forage quality and cattle performance CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

11:30 – 12:15 MICHIGAN:

Fred Warner/George Bird

Interactions between cover crops and nematodes in diverse MI field crops systems CCA CEUs: 0.5 IPM

ONTARIO:

Laura Van Eerd

Long-term cover cropping in conventional vegetable systems. Can you improve soil health while still tilling? CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

WISCONSON:

Kevin Shelley

Winter rye cover crop and forage comparison in Wisconsin – five year results: economics and farmer perspectives CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

 

 12:15-1:15   Lunch / Vendor Time

 

Afternoon Concurrent Session Schedule
Time Track 1

Field Crops

Track 2

Vegetable Crops

Track 3

Forage/Grazing

1:15 – 2:00 INDIANA:

Lisa Holscher/Jamie Scott Partnerships and Information Infrastructure:

How Indiana moved from 184,000 acres of cover crops to 1.1 million acres in 5 years CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

ILLINOIS:

Nathan Johanning

Our experiences with cover crops and no-till vegetable production in southern Illinois CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

MICHIGAN:

Richard Ehrhardt

Grazing cover crops and small ruminants CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

2:00 – 2:45 ONTARIO:

Bill Deen 

Long-term experiment looking at diversity and cover crops in corn-soybean-wheat rotations (15-20 years) CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

MICHIGAN:

Dan Brainard/Ben Werling /Ralph Ooman

Mustard family cover crops for crop establishment and pest management in vegetables CCA CEUs: 0.5 IPM

MICHIGAN:

Jerry Lindquist/Chris Harrington, Grazing multi specie cover crops with beef cattle – the Michigan experience CCA CEUs: 0.5 Crop Mgmt

Afternoon Joint Session 

2:45-3:30 Afternoon Break / Poster Session / Vendor Time

3:30-4:30 Interseeding Cover Crops into Field Crops Systems: Geography makes a Difference (Karen Renner – Michigan State University & Marisol Berti – North Dakota State University) CCA CEUs: 1.0 Crop Mgmt

4:30-4:45 Conference Wrap-up and Closing Remarks (Dean Baas, Michigan State University Extension)

Registration is now open

*Take advantage of early registration. Prices go up after January 31, 2017!*

Sponsorship/Exhibitor opportunities are also available 

This in an opportunity for your business or program to show support for the MCCC and to be showcased at the meeting. Varying levels of sponsorship are available.


Past meeting information

 

2017

Dates: March 14-15, 2017
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

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2016

Dates: February 23-24, 2016
Location: Madison, WI

State/Province Reports

MCCC Partner Report

Presentations from “The Science of Cover Crops”

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2015

Dates: February 17-18, 2015
Location: West Des Moines, IA

State/Province Reports

 

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2014

Dates: April 8-9, 2014
Location: Warsaw, IN

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2013

Dates: February 28-March 1, 2013
Location: London, ON

State/Province Reports

NWF update: Roadmap to increased cover crop adoption

Presentation from the Making Sen$e with Cover Crops Workshop

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2012

Dates: February 28-29, 2012
Location: West Lafayette, IN

2012 MCCC Proceedings (Click on titles in the Table of Contents to view)

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2011

Dates: February 23-24, 2011
Location: Ada, OH

2011 MCCC Proceedings (Click on titles in the Table of Contents to view)

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2010

Dates: March 2-4, 2010
Location: Ames, IA

Presentation from the general session

Posters

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2009

Dates: February 10-11, 2009
Location: Windsor, ON

Presentation from the general session

Posters

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2008

Dates: March 11-12, 2008
Location: Indianapolis, IN

2008 MCCC Meeting Final Report

State/Province Reports

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2007

Dates: April 10-11, 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN

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2006

Dates: August 2-3, 2006
Location: Augusta, MI

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