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SWCD Contractor's Breakfast

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Contractor's and others in attendance were eager to hear Judy West from Farm Service Agency (FSA) review of guidelines for 2009.
The Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District held a Contractor's Breakfast for local contractor's and any other interested people on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 7-9 a.m. at the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

All enjoyed the delicious breakfast catered by Chaney's, located in Harmony.

A special thanks to all of our speakers for their time and up to date information on various topics.

Many topics were covered at the 2009 Contractor's Breakfast. Here is a brief recap.

Jay Tarrh, Plant Manager from Hancor, Inc. spoke about products and services offered by Hancor.

Chuck Muller, Public Awareness Consultant from Indiana 811 --"Call Before You Dig", spoke about the new, federally-mandated number, why it was created, and the importance of calling this number no matter how small or large the project. He also discussed how if you hit an underground utility line while digging, you can harm yourself or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and potentially be responsible for fines and repair costs. Doris Scully, Clay County's District Conservationist reviewed changes in the NRCS programs.

Construction Guidelines and Updates were reviewed by Fred Glover and Scott Wagnor from the NRCS Tech Team.

FSA Guidelines were reviewed by Judy West.

David Schroer, Clay County Soil and Water District Technician and President of the Drainage Board, spoke on Rule 5 and the importance of adhering to the Indiana Code.

Mark Thornburg, from Indiana Farm Bureau, spoke about Drainage Laws and provided a lot of free information such as Waterway Permitting Handbooks, a drainage flow chart, summarization of the Indiana Drainage Code and other valuable tools.

The Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to give a huge thanks to Hancor, Inc., for their continued support in sponsoring the breakfast at the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

If you are interested in attending the Contractor's Breakfast in the future please contact the Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District, located at 955 West Craig Ave, Brazil or call 812-448-1108 Ext. 3 or visit us on the web at clayswcd.iaswcd.org.

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