2012 Tour Wrap-Up

The Conservation In Action Tour keeps growing! On May 31, 2012, nearly 250 participants gathered in the Mississippi Delta to meet and learn from farmers who face unique challenges in water quality, herbicide resistance and wildlife management. The Tour, organized by CTIC and partner Delta F.A.R.M., highlighted innovative conservation practices that producers and partners implement to protect and preserve one of the largest contiguous ecosystems in North America. Producers, agribusiness partners, government officials and media professionals from 26 states across the nation came to Tunica, Miss., for the informative event.

What Participants Say

"Excellent information."
"Great presentation on Stovall Farms on new technology and their efforts to reduce nutrient loss."
"The tour was invaluable for me in learning about conservation in agriculture in the US, not only through the tour stops but also the opportunity to meet so many people working in the area."
"Loved networking with other participants."
"This was a very good experience and well worth the time and expense. I will attend in 2013."

Highlights from the Tour

Listen to an interview with CTIC board member Ron Olson, senior agronomist for The Mosaic Company, the lead sponsor of the Tour.
Trey Cooke, executive director for Delta F.A.R.M., advocates conservation as a long-term business strategy. Hear what he has to say.
The Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, Dave White, addressed the Tour during lunch. Check out his speech here.

See more interviews, videos, and blog posts from the Tour sponsored by Koch Agronomic Services, LLC.


Get the Presentation Materials

Learn about Conservation in the Mississippi Delta, courtesy of Paul Rodrigue, USDA-NRCS.
See the presentation Delta Groundwater by Charlotte Byrd with Mississippi's Office of Land & Water Resources.
View the following handouts presented by Robbie Kroger with Mississippi State University:
REACH program BMP Effectiveness--Harris Bayou

Conservation In Action Tour 2013

Stay tuned for more information on next year's Conservation in Action Tour slated to take place at the Indian Creek watershed in Illinois.

Thank you to all sponsors of the Conservation in Action Tour. We appreciate your support and value your contributions to make this event a valuable and enjoyable experience.

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