Livestock & Cover Crops for Resilience


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2019. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available on the conference website.

Workshop Session: Friday II 

See the results of an organic research project conducted at 3 locations in Minnesota, Iowa, and Pennsylvania where cattle grazed rye and wheat cover crops. We’ll talk about forage quality, livestock gains, improved soil fertility, and the economics of incorporating livestock and cover crops in an organic production system.

Brad Heins teaches dairy management at the University of Minnesota’s West Central Research Center. He also serves on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force and Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Board of Directors.

Kathleen Delate, Ph.D., is a professor of both horticulture and agronomy at Iowa State University, where she is responsible for research, extension, and teaching in organic agriculture.