Annual Conference News
Early Bird Registration Ends December 1
If you haven't registered yet for the 2015 Indiana SWCDs Annual Conference, sign up by December 1 to take advantage of early bird rates. You can still sign up after this date, but rates will go up. Register using the paper form or the registration site.
Annual Conference is a great opportunity for networking with other SWCD and partnership staff and learning about new topics. The workshops planned address topics ranging from Cooperative Weed Management Areas to Working with Small Farms to Soil Health & Climate Change...among many more! There is something to interest everyone at the 2015 Annual Conference
. We hope you can join us!
KB Seed Solutions is our Tote Bag Sponsor
for the 2015 Annual Conference. KB Seed Solutions can be found online at www.kbseedsolutions.com
The IASWCD thanks Advanced Ag Resources for their Keynote Speaker
sponsorship. Advanced Ag Resources is online at www.advancedagresources.com.
Brodbeck Seeds is our 2015 Annual Conference Welcome Reception
sponsor. Brodbeck Seeds can be found at www.brodbeckseed.com
Do you have questions about anything in nature ranging from wildlife to Christmas trees to bats? Purdue University's Got Nature? blog has an answer for you! Check out their seasonal blog posts
on many natural resource and forestry related topics.
Nominations Sought for Beck's Beyond the Fence Awards
Do you know someone whose outstanding work has had a positive impact on agriculture? Perhaps a farmer, an ag teacher, or a friend? Beck's Hybrids has teamed up with the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association to honor these individuals. The Beck's Hybrids Beyond the Fence Awards will recognize four individuals for their outstanding service and contributions to Indiana agriculture and their community. Nominate an outstanding individual by visiting the Indiana Soybean Alliance website and downloading an application.
Annual Hub Teams Meeting December 3
CCSI will host its annual Hub Teams meeting on December 3 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Noblesville. This meeting is for
everyone who has been involved with the CCSI project over the past year. It is designed for all who have been pulling samples, coordinating workshops, hub team members, CCSI farmers, and mentors. Check out the Eventbrite page to sign up.
CCA Conference in Indianapolis
December 16 and 17
The Indiana CCA Conference is an excellent opportunity for earning continuing education units and networking with other CCAs. The two-day program is packed with presentations. There are four to five concurrent sessions each hour. Each day the morning sessions are repeated in the afternoon giving you plenty of opportunity to hear the talks of interest. The program features leaders from Indiana agriculture as well as speakers from other parts of the country. The program is designed to allow CCAs to earn up to 16 CEUs during the two days. More information is available here.
CTIC Cover Crop Workshop December 9
The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), partnered with Purdue University, invites you to their first free workshop for the Economic, Agronomic and Environmental Benefits of Cover Crops project.
This workshop is intended to appeal to producers with a range of experience with cover crops, whether they have used them for many years, for just a few years, or are considering using them in the future. More information is available by downloading the event flyer.
CTIC Cover Crop Survey Report
For the second year in a row, a national survey of farmers has documented a yield boost from the use of cover crops in corn and soybeans, as well as a wide variety of other benefits. The survey, which was funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program and carried out by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), also details the challenges and benefits farmers expect from cover crops, data on the costs of seed and establishment, and insight into how farmers learn to manage cover crops. You can access the full report here.