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**The most up-to-date links to cover crop related videos (2012-present) can now be found on theMCCC Facebook page (you need not be a member of Facebook to view the content of our page)**

If you have any video or audio files related to cover crops that you would like to see added to the site please email Erin Hill (


Cover Crops: Benefits and Risks
Purdue University (September 2014)
Eileen Kladivko, professor of agronomy at Purdue University, explains both the benefits and challenges that a farmer may face when using cover crops.


Cover Crop Benefits as Experienced by Indiana Farmers
MCCC (March 2012)
During the 2012 annual meeting of the Midwest Cover Crop Council (MCCC) in West Lafayette, IN we had the opportunity to interview a few farmers with regard to the benefits that cover crops provide.


ECO Farming: a New Farming System for the 21st Centruy
Ohio State University Extension (September 2011)
"ECO Farming stands for Eternal no-till, Continuous living cover, and Other best management practices," said Jim Hoorman with OSU Extension


Cover Crop Selection Webinar- eOrganic (April 2010)
Cover crops can play a role in farming operations in many different ways but the choice of cover crop and means of management can determine the difference between success and failure. This Webinar, presented by Jude Maul of the USDA-ARS, will give an overview of the major cover crops available to farmers in the US, the functions many of these cover crops can perform and information about managing the cover crops in organic farming operations.

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Cover Crop Debate- Iowa Public Radio (March 2010)
MCCC members Tom Kaspar and Jeri Neal were interviewed by The Exchange host Ben Kieffer on Iowa Public Radio just after the 2010 MCCC Meeting. Tom and Jeri cover the basics of what cover crops are, explore how they can aid in sustainability, and take listener calls. This mp3 features only their interview; to hear the entire podcast please visit The Exchange and search for their March 11, 2010 broadcast.

Listen to the Interview here!
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Adding Cover Crops to a No-till System- SARE (2010)
Recently the Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education (SARE) program published a video on their site profiling a farmer/rancher grant they funded in South Dakota to add cover crops into a long-term no-till system. This is the third in a series of "how-to" videos funded by SARE and produced by Cooking Up A Story.

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Cover Crop Systems with a Focus on Hairyvetch and Ryegrass (January 2010)
Click the link above (or the photo below) to view Univeristy of Illinois Extension Educator Mike Plumer's 2010 webinar hosted by the CISCO Companies. (This file is very slow to load)

Result of high rainfall with cover (left) and no cover (right)


Conservation Agriculture- Building: Soil Quality, Water Quality, Food Quality and Quantity (July 2009)
Click the link above (or the image below) to view NRCS Indiana State Agronomist Barry Fisher's 2009 webinar hosted by the CISCO Companies. (This file is slow to load)

Intro Slide for Barry Fisher's Webinar


Cover Crops: Where do they fit in to modern cropping systems?- American Society of Agronomy (2009)
Click on the image below to view Purdue University Professor Eileen Kladivko's 2009 webinar hosted by the American Society of Agronomy.
Kladivko 2009 webinar


Using a Crimper to Flatten Cover Crops (2008)
As part of the 2008 Vegetable Cover Crop Workshop held at Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory corners, MI, Michigan State University Extension Specialist Dale Mutch explains how a roller-crimper can be used to manage a rye cover crop in a no-till system.



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