Organized by GLBW & University of Minnesota
Bridges and Buffers, Farms and Cities:
Continuous Living Cover Farming Systems
The 2015 Green Lands Blue Waters (GLBW) conference brings solution-oriented approaches to some of the hot topics in Midwest agriculture today. The new Minnesota law requiring buffers of perennial vegetation along waterways, the lawsuit by the Des Moines Water Works against three counties upstream; state Nutrient Reduction Strategies; and the Mississippi River Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force brought national attention to agricultural water issues. The declining pollinator insects and a rising interest in soil health are also gaining attention on the farm, policy-makers, and the general public.
Building on previously-successful GLBW conferences, participants will learn about and discuss the science and practices of Continuous Living Cover (CLC) farming systems; how CLC farming is helping to address environmental challenges in agriculture; how watershed-based groups are implementing CLC farming and tracing the results; and the development of businesses and markets for CLC crops.
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