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Agriculture

January 3, 2014

Field days offer soil health learning opportunities

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The cost to attend the Jan. 29 event for farmers and other ag professionals is $10. Registration is required by Jan. 22 and may be completed online at www.Brocksmith2014.eventbrite.com or by calling the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District at 812-882-8210 x3.

For the following day, Jan. 30, a separate event has been designed to help the next generation of farmers and other ag professionals get a jump start on their 40 seasons to improve soil health: Area high school students are invited to participate in a series of hands-on soil health experiments at Brocksmith Farms followed by a tour of the Vincennes University. The Southwest Indiana NRCS Soil Health Team and CCSI staff will lead the demonstrations and discuss career opportunities in conservation and agriculture fields with the students.

The Jan. 30 event for students is free, however registration is required by Jan. 22. For more information or to register, contact Susan Brocksmith, Vincennes University Agribusiness Program Chair 812-888-5718 sbrocksmith@vinu.edu

The field days are presented as projects of the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative; Brocksmith Farms; theIndiana Conservation Partnership; Vincennes University; Knox, Sullivan, Daviess and Pike SWCDs; and the West Central Indiana Watershed Alliance.

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