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62: Maximizing Soil Health and Yield: Cover Crops, Grazing, and Organic Matter with Keith Berns

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The importance of utilizing soil health practices that enhance productivity while also promoting environmental sustainability. Cover crops and grazing, when properly managed, can improve soil health and offer a supplemental source of forage for livestock. Additionally, the benefits of building organic matter are discussed, as it is essential for creating a healthy soil ecosystem that supports the growth of crops and reduces the need for external inputs.

Who is Keith Berns? 

Keith Berns is an experienced no-till farmer and agriculture/computers teacher who co-owns and operates Green Cover Seed, a leading provider and educator of cover crop seeds in the US. With over 120 different cover crop types and hundreds of mixes planted, he has extensive knowledge on cover crop growth, nitrogen fixation, moisture usage, and grazing utilization. Keith was recognized as a 2016 Champion of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture by the White House and developed the widely used SmartMix CalculatorTM for cover crop selection. He holds a Master's Degree in Agricultural Education and teaches cover crops and soil health to various audiences more than 30 times per year. Keith was appointed by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts as the chairman of the Nebraska Healthy Soils Task Force.



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