Date(s) & Time(s)::
February 21, 2014
Location: National Military History Museum, near Auburn, IN
Phone: 260.484.5848 x 3
A series of serious topics facing agriculture will be discussed February 21st at the 13th annual Tri-State Conservation Farming Expo, held at the National Military History Museum, near Auburn, IN. Our theme this year is “Plan it-Plant it-Profit!”
Sponsored by the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative, the Expo will bring together farmers, soil scientists and ag industry experts to discuss such issues as:
· Herbicide resistant weeds and insect management
· Strategies to improve your soil health
· Emerging equipment technology
· The fate of your phosphorus fertilizer investment
· Grain market outlook
“This is a great opportunity to hear from experts on successful strategies to improve profitability on the farm.” said Sharon Partridge, Watershed Program Manager of the Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District.
This year’s keynote speaker, Odette Menard, Agricultural Engineer & Soil & Water Conservation Specialist of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Quebec, Canada. Ms. Menard will speak on integrated soil strategies that include: tillage; earthworms; roots and economics.
With ten additional presenters slated for this year’s event, it promises to be worth your while to attend!
Admission to event, which includes a light breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon snack and full museum access is $20.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative at 260.484.5848 x 3 or check with your local ag retailer for the possibility of free tickets. All tickets will be held for you or can be bought directly at the door.
Continuing Education Credits (CEC) for private or commercial applicators or certified crop advisers will be available for a nominal $10 processing fee.
There will be several opportunities to visit with conference exhibitors and the equipment dealers throughout the day.
The St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative serves an eight-county area in three states, seeking to develop partnerships that promote economical and environmentally compatible land uses that improve water quality in the 694,400 acre watershed. The Initiative’s office is located at 3718 New Vision Drive, Fort Wayne, IN and we can be found on the web at www.sjrwi.org.
For further information, contact: Sharon Partridge, Watershed Program Manager at (260) 484-5848 x 3.
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