This is a recording of a webinar that took place on January 20, 2021.
Session 1: Presentation of preliminary results from organic farmers who have already taken part in the 2020 Prairie Cover Crop Survey, which highlighted how farmers in the Prairies are using cover crops, their motivations, and any benefits and problems they have faced.
Session 2: Hear experiences from an organic producer practicing covercropping and other regenerative practices on his farm.
Callum Morrison, PhD Student, University of Manitoba: Callum Morrison is a second year PhD student at the University of Manitoba who is keen to discover how farmers in the Prairies are adopting cover crops. One of the ways he is doing this is by conducting the Prairie Cover Crop Survey. The survey aims to provide more context for local farmers, and policy makers by increasing information available on a local basis.
Rob Wunder, Organic Farmer: My name is Rob Wunder and I farm with my parents and brother just south of Foam Lake Saskatchewan. We practice many regenerative management strategies on our 1800ac, 250head cow-calf operation. Covercropping, intercropping, relay cropping, integrating livestock on as many acres as possible, utilizing ultra high stocking density, making compost, and compost teas and extracts, are ways we use regenerative agriculture to improve our farm. We have been down the path of regenerative ag for several years now.
My dad, David, was an early adopter of swath grazing, planting winter wheat in
the spring for grazing, and feeding the cow herd out on pastures. I look
forward to sharing some of my experience with you!