The Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to announce the upcoming Conservation Expo on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 4-8 p.m. This year the Expo will be held at Leon Mercer's farm just off of State Road 59 near the Clay/Parke county line. The featured speaker will be Mike Plummer from the University of Illinois. Mike is a lead researcher in cover crop utilization. He will be explaining how to manage cover crops. Other speakers include Betsy Bower on burn down programs, and Mark Evans on the Clean Sweep Program. A rib eye sandwich dinner will be provided. PARP points will be available. For reservations or more information, contact the Clay County SWCD at (812) 448-1108 Ext. 3.