June 21, 2013, 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Vigo County Fairgrounds, Terre Haute, Indiana
Irrigation plays an important role in crop production in many parts of Indiana. Good crop prices combined with the recent drought has spurred increased interest in irrigation as part of a cropping system. Irrigation systems can be complex and planning is very site-specific because of variability of soil textures, access to good quality water resources, and topography.
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.
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 (bring your own morning beverage). CEU credits will be offered.
Registration is required by June 14 On-line registration: http://hoosierswcs.eventbrite.com/ $20 members, $10 students, $15 retirees/spouses, $25 non members. Late registration add $5. Call in registration is available (Liz Rice—317-692-7325). For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Vigo County Fairgrounds: http://goo.gl/maps/e30MZ
Special thanks to our workshop co-sponsor Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District!