2019 Fall Conservation Field Day

(ORLEANS) – The 2019 Fall Conservation Field Day on Aug. 27 will feature a variety of experts.

The 2019 Fall Conservation Field Day will be held at the farm of Chris Baker at 6054 E County Road 900 North in Orleans. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5 p.m.

Scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m., this event will feature conservation topics including: Winter sacrifice lots with annual grass plantings, maximizing water facilities and fences for rotational grazing, utilizing a waste storage facility in a pasture setting, the importance of hay sampling and Natural Resources Conservation Service Programs.

Speakers from the program will include: Robert Zupancic (NRCS grazing specialist), Jason Tower (Purdue University — Southern Indiana Ag Center), Denise Held (NRCS area engineer), Ruth Hackman (Washington County DC, NRCS), Evan Smith (Lawrence County DC, NRCS), and Chris Baker (local producer/property owner).

The event is hosted by the Lawrence and Washington County Soil and Water Conservation Districts in partnership with Purdue Extension-Lawrence and Washington County, and Lawrence and Washington NRCSs.

Call the SWCD in Lawrence County 812-279-8117 ext. 3. or Washington 812-883-3006 ext. 3 by Aug. 23 to register or for more information.

The field day will occur rain or shine and transportation will be available to all field sites for the program. Any persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this event should contact one of the SWCDs one week before the event.

The field day is made possible by: Chris Baker, Lawrence/Washington County SWCDs, NRCS, Lawrence/Washington County Cattlemen’s Associations, Lawrence/Washington County Purdue Extension, South Fork-Blue River Watershed Project, and the Mill Creek-Blue River Watershed Project.