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Cover Crops, Soil Health, People

2021 MCCC Virtual Conference and Annual Meeting

February 23-25 hosted by University of Guelph

The annual business meeting will be held on Tues February 23 at 9-3 C /10-4 E and will include State, Province, and Partner reports.

MCCC 2021 Annual Meeting – Tues Feb 23
9-3 C /10-4 E

10-10:15E / 9-9:15C                       Welcome and MCCC Update
10:15-11:15E / 9:15-10:15C          State/Province Reports (15min each(4))
11:15-11:25E / 10:15-10:25C        10min Break
11:25-12:25E / 10:25-11:25C        State/Province Updates (15min each(4))
12:25-1:30E / 11:25-12:30C          Lunch
1:30-2:45E / 12:30-1:45C               State Updates (15min each(5))
2:45-3:00E / 1:45-2:00C                 15min Break
3:00-4:00E / 2:00-3:00C                 Partner Reports

Conference agenda and registration here.

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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