Field Days

IPREFER uses farm-based field days to spread the word about pennycress and our research focused on optimizing off-season pennycress production and overcoming supply chain bottlenecks. Field days allow us to connect directly with ag producers and industry. In 2021, we will host a mix of in-person and virtual field days.

2021 Field Days

April 21 – Cash Cover Crops for Northern Growers:  A Virtual Pennycress Field Day

  • 12:00-2:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada). Our University of Minnesota IPREFER colleagues are hosting an interactive meeting to learn about and discuss future opportunities for Pennycress. The discussions will walk attendees through the various steps of the Pennycress life cycle from planting through harvest. The meeting will end in a panel discussion with our experts to answer your questions and hear your comments. Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

April 16 – Illinois State University Cover Crop Field Day 

  • 4 pm – 6 pm Central Time (US and Canada) at the ISU Research Farm in Lexington, IL (25578 ISU Farm Lane, 61753). IPREFER collaborators have organized a no-cost field day for you to see cover crops in action (SEE FLYER). There will be cover crop field tours beginning at 4 pm followed by discussions and presentations. The focus will be on the potential successes of implementing cover crops. Our team will also discuss how to overcome struggles that some producers have encountered when starting a cover crops strategy on their lands. Learn more about how cover crops can:
    • Increasing Farm Profit
    • Generate carbon credits
    • Promote ecosystem services, and more!