Indiana Association of  
Soil and Water Conservation Districts

News from the IASWCD

For release: Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
No-till management focus of advanced soil health workshops 

Indianapolis - The Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative's (CCSI) upcoming advanced-level workshops focus on the details of no-till management. Three workshops are scheduled around the state for Indiana Conservation Partnership staff and Purdue Extension educators. 
workshop The March 12 and March 14 workshops cover No-till Management including nutrient and pest manage-
ment and 
how to advise farmers on details like planter clinics. CEU's are available. 
"Participants will gain the ability to work with farmers one-on-one to set up and manage a successful no-till system," says Lisa Holscher, soil health program manager for the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and CCSI.
The March 21 Cover Crop Training will provide students with knowledge to advise farmers on selecting cover crops that work best with their current system. Participants also will learn to use tools like the Midwest Cover Crops Council Selector Tool and the NRCS Seeding Tool. Discussion of nutrient and pest management will be included. CEU's are available.
All workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Details can be viewed from the Conservation Calendar on the IASWCD website (click on March). Locations are:
  • March 12: Vincennes University Jasper Campus, Jasper, IN
  • March 14: Southeast Purdue Ag Center, Butlerville
  • March 21: Diagnostic Training Center, Purdue Agronomy Center, West Lafayette, IN

Registration information is available by contacting the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The deadline for each workshop is two weeks prior.  


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Contact: Lisa Holscher, Soil Health Program Manager, 812.890.3631
IASWCD Officers


President: Jeff Meinders


Vice President:
Paul Cummings


Secretary: Jamie Scott 


Bobby Hettmansperger




North-NW: Larry Strole


South-NW: Mike Starkey


North-NE: Tom Crowe 


South-NE: Troy Hattery


North-SW: Les Zimmerman


South-SW: Jim Droege 


North-SE: Mike Schwab


South-SE: Brad Ponsler




Executive Director:

Jennifer Boyle Warner


Conservation Development Specialist: Janice Bullman


Project Assistant: Liz Rice  

Soil Health Program Manager: Lisa Holscher


Communications Manager: DeeDee Sigler

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