Organizations

The following organizations offer excellent cover crops resources:

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The Midwest Cover Crops Council has extensive information on cover crops for Midwestern farmers, including species descriptions, selector tools, innovator profiles, Extension material and more.

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The eOrganic Community of Practice maintains a collection of articles, videos and webinars on organic research, production and certification. This collection includes a section on cover cropping in organic farming systems.

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Unlock the Secrets in the Soil” is a national initiative by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to promote soil’s importance as a natural resource and its vital role in agriculture.

Educational Resources and Tools

The Cover Crop Economics Decision Support Tool

This user-friendly economic assessment tool was developed by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits.