DEADLINE EXTENDED: ONE MORE WEEK TO REGISTER FOR CTIC'S CONSERVATION IN ACTION TOUR!
The Conservation Technology Information Center has extended the registration deadline for its August 20-21 Conservation in Action Tour—which will showcase conservation agriculture systems in central Iowa—to Friday, August 2. The special tour room block rate at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Des Moines has also been extended until 4:00 pm CST on Monday, July 29.
"We are still seeing strong interest in the tour and can open another bus to accommodate interested farmers, crop consultants, conservation professionals, policy makers, agribusiness people, researchers and others who want to see conservation systems in real-world situations," says Mike Komp, executive director of CTIC.
"The opening talk by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and the lunch speech by State Conservationist Kurt Simon have generated a lot of excitement," Komp adds. "Those are big draws on top of the dozens of talks by people from across agriculture who put conservation to work every day to help Iowa meet its Nutrient Reduction Strategy while feeding and fueling the world."
Highlights of the tour include:
- A visit to the LICA Farm, an 80-acre demonstration site featuring constructed conservation systems
- Installation of a wood chip bioreactor
- Iowa Learning Farms' Conservation Station on the Edge demonstration trailer
- The chance to drive Growmark's sprayer training simulator
- Dinner at the Jester Park Lodge
- and more.
For more information on the Conservation in Action Tour, visit CTIC's website
or call CTIC at (765) 494-9555.
The CTIC Conservation in Action Tour is sponsored in part by our Diamond-level sponsors—Bayer CropScience, The Mosaic Company, Syngenta and The Conservation Infrastructure Initiative co-led by the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)—and our Platinum sponsors, The Fertilizer Institute and Corteva Agriscience.