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CCSWCD to host soil seminar

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District will host "Soil Health: The Key To Your Bottom Line," Friday, Feb. 15, at the Clay County 4-H Exhibit Hall.

Registration for the event will take place from 8:30-9 a.m.

Following a brief welcome, Vincennes University Agri-Business Program Chair Susan Brocksmith will present, "Economics of Soil Health Research Project."

CCSI coordinator Hans Kok will then discuss how diversity is the key and Ceres Solutions representative Betsy Bower will discuss nutrient cycling.

After a lunch, provided by Pappy's Barbecue, National Resources Conservation Services representative Barry Fisher will discuss no-tilling into cover crops and spring management decisions.

Cisco representative Greg Downing will also discuss cover crops for forages and NRCS District Conservationist Doris Scully will talk about farm bill programs.

Clay County Extension Educator Jenna Smith will also talk about PARP.

PARP credit will be available for those in attendance at a cost of $10.

A farmer panel, which will cover "How It Works For Me," will also take place.

Featured sponsors include Cisco Seeds, Crop Production Services, Starkey Ag Equipment, Schopmeyer Farm Supply, La Crosse Forage and Turf, AgriGold, Ceres Solutions, Byron Seeds, LLC, DeKalb and Asgrow and Pioneer Hybrids.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 8, by calling the Clay County Extension Office at 448-9041.

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