Students help show parents the benefits of cover crops

Students help show parents the benefits of cover crops

Students help show parents the benefits of cover crops

Photo: Elijah Brandl and Ag Instructor Mark Cournoyer explain the cover crop test plot on the Brandl farm to field day participants

A cover crop project involving students, businesses, and a farmer-led watershed group is helping the next generation of farmers show their older family members some new stewardship practices.

Elijah Brandl

Seventh-grader Elijah Brandl is an FFA member at Auburndale, Wisconsin where the agriculture classes have teamed up with the Farmers of Mill Creek Watershed Council to not only learn about cover crops but provide the students the tools and seed to try it at home… with their parent’s permission.