AUBURN, N.Y. — On Thursday, November 14, 2019, The Empire Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society will be holding their statewide annual meeting titled, “Conservation, Our Past, Present, and Future,” at the Cayuga County Soil & Water Conservation Building in Auburn, NY, starting at 9:30am.
Kicking off the event will be keynote speaker, Shelby Callaway, National Historian for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. His presentation, “A Warning from Vanished Civilizations,” will remind attendees how civilizations can either rise or fall based on how they treat their soil and water resources.
In addition, attendees will hear from agriculture industry professionals, research specialists, and conservation partnering organizations on a range of topics including the current agricultural pulse in NY State, Industrial Hemp and CBD Oils, NY Pollinators and Neonicotinoid Insecticides and a new demonstration farm network starting up in the Genesee River Watershed.
Registration is open through Friday, November 8, 2019. Event is open to members and non-members alike. Cost is $25.00 per person and includes buffet style lunch. Contact Lisa Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 315-252-4171 for an agenda or to register.
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be offered.
The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practices, programs, and policy. For more information about the chapter, please visit: http://www.swcsnewyork.org/
–Soil and Water Conservation Society
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