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During the Fall of 2008, students in AGRN 378 (Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition) at Western Illinois University interviewed over 40 farmers with experience using cover crops in agronomic cropping systems across the Midwest region. Contact information for potential interview candidates was obtained through extensive networking with farmers, USDA/university specialists, cover crop seed vendors and other ag professionals. Interviews were conducted primarily by email and phone and information gathered through the interviews was presented in 2-4 page cover crop innovator profiles. Dr. Joel Gruver edited the profiles and assembled them into this compilation.
First and foremost, this project would not have been possible without the hardworking students of AGRN 378 and the accommodating farmers that shared their experiences with cover crops, mostly right in the middle of a very busy harvest season. THANK YOU!
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