In 2013, the National Wildlife Federation began supporting Cover Crop Champions. The Champions are cover crop leaders who can provide region-specific information and farming knowledge to farmers and crop advisors. NWF supports these leaders with both financial support and technical outreach support and media training. Currently the program operates primarily in the Upper Mississippi River Basin States: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Missiouri. A few Champions have been selected from Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota, and Nebraska as well.
The Champions for this grant are Jerry Ackermann, Dave Christoffer, Catherine Wegehaupt, and Jan Voit. Dave and Catherine participated in media training sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. Through this effort, the Champions will be reaching out to local co-ops and landowners about conservation efforts - especially the implementation of cover crops.
For more information, contact one of the Champions.
- Jerry and Nancy Ackermann: 507-662-5584
- Dave Christoffer: 507-853-4496
- Jan Voit: 507-793-2462
- Catherine Wegehaupt: 507-376-9150, extension 111
Cover Crop Information
Cover Crop Basics and Benefits
Latest and Greatest Cover Crops Research by Practical Farmers - Practical Farmers of Iowa
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
University of Minnesota Cover Crop Resources