SWCS presents irrigation discussion

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Mark your calendar for the Hoosier Chapter SWCS Summer Workshop and join in a timely discussion about irrigation in a conservation cropping system in Indiana. This workshop is designed for professional and retired conservationists, academia, educators, farmers, and those that want to know more about irrigation.
The event will be held Friday, June 21, 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. at Vigo County Fairgrounds in Terre Haute. Topics will include irrigation water management, soil moisture assessment, nitrogen management, soil health and moisture holding capacity, irrigation with no-till and cover crops, scheduling, economics, area groundwater nitrogen concerns, successful Soil and Water Conservation District programs and grants, and more! Hear from farmers that are successfully irrigating in the area and specialists that understand the complexities.
Speakers include Lyndon Kelley, Extension Irrigation Specialist, Michigan State University and Purdue University; Brad Joern, National Leader in Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning, Purdue Extension; LaPorte County SWCD; Denny Bell, Farmer and SWCD Supervisor, Vigo County; and Tom Held, District Conservationist, Vincennes. The workshop will include a farm tour — so dress appropriately. Lunch is included in the cost of registration. Registration is required by June 14. Cost is $20 for members, $10 for students, and $15 for retirees/spouses, and $25 for non-members. A late registration fee of $5 will be added to registrations submitted after June 14.
To register by phone, call Liz Rice at 317-692-7325. For more information registration@hoosierchapterswcs.org or check www.hoosierchapterswcs.org.