CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — The partners of the Big Pine Creek Watershed Project invite area farmers to a Building a Competitive Advantage with Conservation event on June 1 from 8 a.m. (ET) to 1 p.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and a hot lunch is included. Ceres Solutions Cooperative, along with other local and state agricultural organizations, will be onsite to demonstrate and discuss strategies to build your conservation practices within your operation.
Don’t miss the opportunity to engage in one of the cornerstone soil health events of the year. Topics include:
- Field Demonstrations: Green Planting, Roller Crimper, Drainage Water Management, Soil Infiltration Tests
- Regenerative Systems in Midwestern Row Crop Agriculture
- Soil Health Economics
- Dairy Industry Sustainability Initiatives
- Supply Chain Panel: Dairy Producers (Dannon), Dairy Suppliers, Representative from Field to Market, Representative from Dairy Management Institute
The Big Pine Creek Watershed project (located in Benton and Warren counties) was initiated in 2013 by The Nature Conservancy and the local Soil and Water Conservation. Stakeholders including farmers, agribusiness, NGOs, residents and government agencies drafted a Watershed Management Plan that identified goals focused on agricultural best management practices. Since that time, the watershed has secured over $2 million worth of financial and in-kind assistance, along with regional and national media attention. Ceres Solutions Cooperative employees have played a key role in Big Pine Watershed projects.
The field day location is Clark Farms, 563 S US Hwy 41 Williamsport, IN 47993. Please register online or contact Leslie Fisher (Big Pine Creek Watershed Coordinator) at 765-884-0660 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23.
— Ceres Solutions