The Southfork Watershed Alliance will host a socially distanced third annual Water Quality and Cover Crop Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Farmers, landowners, and anyone curious about cover crops are encouraged to attend.

The featured speaker will be Heath Stolee, a Radcliffe area farmer, conservationist, and founder of Nutty Farmer Chestnuts. Also speaking will be Roger Knutson and Jacob Bolson of Knutson Family Farms about their use of cover crops, as well as Dr. Peter Levi of Drake University with a presentation on water quality research in the South Fork watershed. Also this year, there is special news about financial incentives for landowners in the watershed interested in adding conservation work, like edge of field practices such as buffer strips, saturated buffers, bioreactors and wetlands.

The event will be held at the Buckeye Community Building, 308 E Ellsworth Ave., in Buckeye. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a complementary meal catered by Babe’s Steakhouse, with the speakers and Q&A to finish the night.

This event is free and open to the public. Come with your questions about planting and managing cover crops. The venue is spacious and the state recommendations for COVID will be implemented. Face coverings are strongly recommended when not eating to help keep everyone safe.

Please register for meal count here, or call Hardin County Extension 641-648-4850.

Southfork Watershed Partners include the Hardin County Extension, IDALS, Clean Water Iowa, Iowa Ag Water Alliance, Antares Group, and Iowa Corn.


  • Occurred Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Buckeye Community Building

308 E. Ellsworth Ave.
Buckeye, IA 50043

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