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Mentor Magic
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jan 15, 2014 06:05 PM CST

Josh Bishop became interested in cover crops when he heard they were good nutrient recyclers. Sensing a learning curve around the corner, the Dana, Ind., grain farmer did what most growers do when a new agronomic practice becomes popular: He attended a cover crop meeting.

He returned home from the event with more than a folder full of reading material. At the Indiana Conservation Partnership-sponsored meeting, Bishop learned of a program designed to give farmers one-on-one coaching as they adopt new conservation practices.

Bishop was matched with regional mentor Larry Timm to help him through the first-year jitters of cover ...

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