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Learn about cover crops from fellow farmers in free workshops at the Iowa Power Farming Show

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Date Modified: 02/03/2014 10:20 AM

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DES MOINES — Cover crop workshops will be part of the 2014 Iowa Power Farming Show planned Jan. 28-30 in the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

There will be 45 one-hour sessions offered over the three days. Sessions run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, farmers can meet with the Cover Crop Workshops' sponsors and contributors at their exhibit booths, as well as members of the ag groups who planned this event.

There will be five "core" overview sessions: How cover crops reduce erosion, manage nutrients and improve profitability; choosing the best cover crops for corn, soybeans and livestock; Five popular seeding methods; how and when to terminate cover crops; and making cover crops work with livestock.

From noon to 1 p.m. on all three days, grain marketing analyst Elaine Kub, who is a regular on "Market to Market," will discuss "Optimizing Production Risk with Cover Crops Makes Managing Market Risk Easier."

Admission to the Cover Crop workshops is free with $6 admission to the Iowa Power Farming Show.

The Iowa Power Farming Show is owned by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, which represents more than 400 agricultural and outdoor power equipment dealers throughout Iowa and Nebraska. For complete show information and directions,