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RegenPGC: Conservation with Perennial Ground Cover

Monday, January 22


8:30 am - 3:00 pm


1421 S. Bell Ave Ste# 107 Ames, IA 50010

Which age/grade is welcome?

Third-Sixth Graders


Mary Wilkins
(515) 337-1601

About this event

Perennial ground cover (PGC) is a farmer’s natural defense for fields. A perennial cover crop (often grass) is planted once. These steadfast crops stick around year after year, shielding the soil from erosion and tough weather. They act as a green armor, ensuring the land stays fertile and ready for planting.

Third-Sixth Graders are invited to explore perennial ground cover with us through hands-on activities and experiments! Learn more about PGC and its benefits to farmers! Activities include rain simulators, insect collection and identification, soil microbiology, exploration of cover crops, and more!