JANESVILLE

The Hughes family farm will host a workshop July 12 touting the benefits of cover crops and small grains, according to a press release.

The field day will explain how cover crops control weeds, reduce erosion and boost soil nutrients, which can all help save money.

The event is a joint effort between the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, UW-Madison and the Practical Farmers of Iowa, according to the release.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hughes farm, located at 4031 S. Highway 51, Janesville.

Local and regional agriculture experts will attend.

To reserve a meal at the small grains networking lunch, contact Debra Boekholder at debra@practical farmers.org or at 515-232-5661 by July 6.

The Hughes family grows conventional, organic and specialty crops on its 5,000-acre farm south of Janesville.

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