A Henry County cover crop grazing field tour will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 22. The field tour, sponsored by the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District, Henry County Farm Bureau, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Zea Mays Foundation, will start at 10 a.m., Nov. 22 at Dean and Joline Oswald’s farm, in rural Kewanee.

A Henry County cover crop grazing field tour will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The field tour, sponsored by the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District, Henry County Farm Bureau, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Zea Mays Foundation, will start at 10 a.m., Nov. 22 at Dean and Joline Oswald’s farm, in rural Kewanee.

The Oswald farm is located at 7104 E. 2480 St., in Kewanee.

Cover crop species at the farm include spring oats, Dwarf Essex rape and aerial seeded in late august.

Dean Oswald will present the topic “Cover Crop Species for Grazing and Livestock Use” during the tour.

Nick Fritch of the Henry County NRCS will discuss “Productivity of Cover Crop Species.”

Jim Isermann, of Streater, will speak about “Experiences Grazing Cover Crops with Beef Cattle.”

Farmer Dean Oswald also will discuss “Cover Crop Forage Nutrient Quality - Forage Tests” and “Forage Allocation for Increased Quality and Yield.”

For more information, or to request disability access, contact Nick Fritch at (309) 937-5263, ext. 3.