CTIC/EPA Ag Consultant Training

 

Stuttgart, AR  August 2018

CTIC brought together farmers; researchers from USDA-Agricultural Research Service, University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University; and conservationists from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission for a deep dive into how crop consultants can help their clients benefit from conservation practices.

Discussions ranged from the agronomic and water-management benefits of conservation systems—including precision irrigation, tailwater management, reduced tillage and cover crops, among others—to cost-share programs that can have direct benefits to farmers' bottom lines.

We also visited the Dabbs Farm outside of Stuttgart for a close-up look at the family's reservoir and tailwater management system and the Arkansas Discovery Farm's water quality monitoring program.

 

Click here for full video coverage of each of the presentations in the two-day program.


Des Moines, IA  March 2019

More than 60 crop consultants attended a CTIC training at the Iowa Agribusiness Showcase and Conference in Des Moines. With insight from the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC), the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA), Jason Gomes of North Iowa Agricultural Partners, 4R Plus and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, consultants earned continuing education units and explored how to help their farmer clients succeed with conservation practices.

 

Click here for an 11-minute summary video from the meeting, or click here for full video coverage of each presentation.