MCCC Meetings

2022 Annual Meeting and Conference

March 7-9, 2022

MCCC’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Conference will be held in conjunction with the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference (CTTC) in Ada, OH.

MCCC Annual Meeting – Mon March 7

Registration before (updated) Mar 1 – $50 or $25 for students and farmers Register here.
Late registration (after Mar 1) – $75 or $40 for students and farmers

Sunday March 6 – meet at 5:45 in the lobby of The Inn to walk/carpool to El Campo for dinner at 6:00 at your own expense.

Monday March 7 Schedule (All times listed in Eastern Daylight) at The Inn in Ada, OH. For hotel call The Inn at 419-772-2500 and ask for the CTC room block.
MCCC will livestream the annual meeting (March7) over Zoom webinar for those who are unable to attend in-person. Livestreaming is free, but registration is required.

CEUs available in-person.
Nutrient Management CEUs: 1.5
Soil & Water Management CEUs: 2.5
Professional Development CEUs: 1

7:30-9:00 Breakfast (provided)
8:00- 9:00 Private Meeting (NCCC-211)
9:00 – MCCC Update
9:30 – State/Province Reports
10:30 – Break
10:45 – State Reports
12:00 – Lunch (provided)
1:00 – State Reports
2:00 – MCCC Project Highlights
2:45 – Break
3:00 – Partner Reports
4:00- 6:00 Poster Session/Networking
4:15- 5:15 Private Meeting (MCCC Board of Directors)
6:00 – Dinner (provided)

To present at the MCCC Poster Session, click here. Poster easels will be provided, but space is limited. Please register early.

Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference – March 8-9

For CTC details, including schedule, registration, and motel information, go to:

Location and Hotel Information

CTC Location – Ohio Northern University is located between Lima and Kenton, north of Rt 309 on Rt. 235. For GPS: use 402 West College Ave., Ada, OH

Room Reservations – The Inn at Ohio Northern University
Special CTC rate: $135 plus tax
(plus $20 each for more than 2)

Country Hearth & Suites, 419-675-1400, Kenton, Rt. 67, east of Rt 31

Hampton Inn 419-225-8300, Lima, I-75 at SR 309

Comfort Inn 419-358-6000, Bluffton, I-75 at Rt 103

Several more motels are available, especially in Lima.



Making Connections: Cover Crops, Soil Health, People – 2021 MCCC Virtual Conference and Annual Meeting

February 23-25 hosted by University of Guelph

State/Province Reports

Past meeting information


February 11-12 in Kansas City, MO

State/Province Reports

Cover Crops and Soil Health:  The Practical Way Forward

Dates:February 20-21, 2019
Location: Springfield, IL

State Reports

Partner Reports

February 21, 2019 – “Cover Crops and Soil Health:  The Practical Way Forward”

Building your Soil Health System on Sound Principals – Barry Fisher, NRCS Soil Health Specialist
Nutrient Reduction Regulations – Sarah Noggle, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Ohio State University Extension
The Effect of N Management and Cover Crops on Tile Nitrate Loads in Central Illinois – Lowell Gentry, Principal Research Specialist in Agriculture, University of Illinois
Keynote: Practical Implementation of Cover Crops – Lee Briese, 2017 International Crop Adviser (CCA) of the Year
Soil Health – What’s Old, What’s New, and How Does it Relate to Cover Cropping? – Andrew Margenot, Assistant Professor of Soil Science, University of Illinois
Effects of Cover Crops on Weed Control in Soybean – Brent Sunderlage, Weed Science Researcher, Southern Illinois University
Farmer and Crop Adviser Panel Discussion (Youtube Video) – Moderator: Joel Gruver, Associate Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Ag, Western Illinois University; Lee Briese, Centrol Crop Consulting; Terry Wyciskalla, Wyciskalla Consulting; Kris Reynolds, American Farmland Trust; Joe Rothermel, Farmer in Broadlands, IL; Trenton Carley, Full Throttle Ag Service


Dates: March 13-14, 2018
Location: Fargo, ND

State Reports

Partner Reports


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


Platinum: Monsanto and Greenstone Farm Credit Services

Gold: Midwestern BioAg, Albert Lea Seed, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Friend: Corn Marketing Program of Michigan and Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee

Business Meeting and Conference Program

Tuesday – March 14, 2017- Business Meeting
State Reports

National Wildlife Federation – Partner Report

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

Keynote- Cover Crop Termination: Considerations when selecting herbicides and the potential for resistance (Dale Shaner, Retired USDA-ARS – University of Colorado)

Concurrent Sessions

Track 1- Field Crops

Track 2- Vegetable Crops

Track 3- Forage/Grazing

Afternoon Joint Session: Interseeding Cover Crops into Field Crops Systems: Geography makes a Difference

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

State/Province Reports

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

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

Presentation from the general session


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

Presentation from the general session


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

2008 MCCC Meeting Final Report

State/Province Reports

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

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

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