CTIC's 12th annual Conservation in Action Tour will bring more than 200 conservation-minded participants to Des Moines on August 20-21, 2019 for an up-close look at conservation practices in the field. The tour's theme, Conservation at the Leading Edge, emphasizes both edge-of-field systems as well as cutting-edge practices such as prairie strips.
"CTIC's Conservation in Action Tours are always a great way to not only see conservation practices in real-world settings and talk to the people who are implementing them, but also provide a unique opportunity to spend the day with people you wouldn't ordinarily get to walk around a farm with," says Tim Palmer, who is co-chairing the Conservation in Action Tour planning committee with fellow CTIC board member Peyton Harper.
"It's a great opportunity for a farmer like me to sit down with an EPA official from headquarters, a scientist from the university, a conservation biologist from a watershed project and a sales rep from a big manufacturer and talk about what we're seeing that day," Palmer adds.
Sponsorship opportunities are available
—contact Crystal Hatfield at the CTIC office (765/494-9555
) to learn more. Currently, John Deere is once again sponsoring the opening night social on August 20. The Mosaic Company and Bayer CropScience are Diamond sponsors, and Field to Market is a Silver sponsor...and there's room for more.
The Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines will be the headquarters hotel for the tour. Booking and details on the tour will be available shortly on the new CTIC website at www.ctic.org/cia_tours