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Connecting People

... Watershed Project The Indian Creek Watershed Project brought together farmers and other stakeholders in a central Illinois watershed in a remarkable collaboration that resulted in conservation practices being adopted on at least 57% of the agricultural acreage in the watershed and measurable reductions in nutrients in the creek. The project yielded perspective on conservation practices from demonstration projects, success stories from local farmers, and insight into successful leadership of watershed groups. Professional Development Events for Indiana SWCS CTIC is collaborating with the Hoosier Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society to host a series of workshops and professional networking events for Indiana's conservation stakeholders, and to connect those stakeholders with extensio ... more.

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... themes below to browse our site, or look for a particular practice or place in the search bar. Ag Consultant Resources Bees and Pollinators Buffer Strips Community Organizing Conservation Tillage Conservation Practices—Adoption Crop Residue Management (CRM) Survey Drainage Water Management Cover Crops Cover Crop Survey Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Demonstration Projects Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Grazing and Rangeland Hypoxia Know Your Watershed Leadership Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) No-Till National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) Nutrient Management Operational Tillage Assessment System (OpTIS) Pasture Ridge Till Soil Health Strip Till Tours Training Water Quality ... more.

Putting Producers in the Driver's Seat

... can help control wind erosion. And, less nitrate loss is good for the soil and results in less pollution downstream. According to Purdue University Cooperative Extension, as much as 15-75 percent fewer nitrates are released into streams and rivers with a water management system. Greater yields are just icing on the cake. Grant dollars and demonstration projects are boosting the widespread adoption of the practice. "However," Schafer says,"awareness and education are critical in giving drainage water management an edge in the conservation game." Installation costs of drainage management systems range from $20 to $200 per acre more than conventional drainage systems. To offset these costs, government cost-share programs ... more.

DRAINAGE WATER MANAGEMENT IN CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE SYSTEMS

... the benefits of drainage water management through a variety of mechanisms so that agencies and producers are both more aware of and can make informed decisions about drainage water management. CTIC will be developing, maintaining and capitalizing on relationships with ag media to raise awareness, inform and educate about drainage water management and to highlight progress and successes in the demonstration projects. Funded By Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition Project Period December 2007 - May 2010 Project Partner Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition Project Participants ADMC received a Conservation Innovation Grant in 2006 to promote and characterize the unique technology of drainage water management (DWM)- the practice of managing wat ... more.

Agricultural Drainage Management: Benefits Could Range from the Bin to the Gulf

The Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition conducted demonstration field days in five states last year to give farmers, advisors and regulators an up-close look at field-scale drainage management plots side-by-side with free-flowing tile drainage. Agricultural Drainage Management: Benefits Could Range from the Bin to the Gulf By Steve Werblow Managing agricultural drainage water in the Midwest could represent the next great step forw ... more.

FREE WEBINAR ON FARMER INVOLVEMENT

A free, one-hour webinar on Monday, Dec. 3 will offer tips on increasing farmer involvement in watershed projects. CTIC’s Indian Creek Watershed Project partners will host to share their insight. “Increasing Producer Involvement in Watershed Projects: Lessons from Indian Creek,” will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Central Standard Time. The webinar is the first in a series by the Great Rivers & Upstream Heroes Watershed Implementation & Innovation Network (WIIN), a new ... more.

Demonstration: Slow Release Fertilizer

Herb and Aaron Steffen manage a 900-acre grain farm in southern Livingston and northern McLean counties. They hosted a demonstration and two nutrient use efficiency (NUE) trials. The Steffens plant corn continuously on two-thirds of the acres and rotate planting of corn and soybeans on the rest of the land. Their minimum tillage practices leave at least 30% of the previous crops’ residue on the soil surface. This residue decreases soil erosion and feeds nutrients back to the soil. They apply nitrogen after the corn ... more.

Demonstration: Nitrogen Application Timing

Select the Right Time for nitrogen application. Apply the Right Rate of fertilizer to meet crop needs. Costs of inputs make it important to provide enough N so the crop is never deficient. For greatest efficiency, N should be applied close to the time it will be used by the crop. This demonstration compares 3 different application times: Fall Application Spring Application Split Application---½ applied in Fall and ½ applied in Spring A second demonstration compares the full recommended N rate with a reduced rate (85% of recommended rate) using a controlled-release source, ESN®. ESN® controlled-release technology delivers N to the crop all season long, ... more.

Past Tours

... had record attendance! On July 10, more than 270 producers, agribusiness partners, government officials and media professionals from 20 states visited the Indian Creek Watershed in Livingston County, Ill. CTIC partnered with the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District to showcase a "Community 4 Conservation." Highlights of the tour included: An Aerial Seeding Demonstration A Soil Pit Demonstration Slake test Equipment on display The Tiling Demonstration Click here to read more about CTIC's 2013 Tour. Conservation In Action Tour 2012 On May 31, 2012, nearly 250 participants gathered in the Mississippi Delta region to meet and learn from farmers who face unique challenges in water quality, herbicide resistance and wildlife management. The ... more.

Indian Creek Watershed Project

... (BMPs) were in place on at least 57% of the agricultural acreage in the Indian Creek drainage. Goals and Recipes Key concepts at the heart of the Indian Creek Watershed Project included: The importance of locally led conservation efforts The power of including stakeholders in the watershed from off and on the farm Cooperation among conservation entities within the watershed Demonstrations of key conservation practices under local conditions The impact of applying priority conservation practices by at least 50% of the producers in a small watershed to improve water quality in the receiving surface waters CTIC and the local organizers in the watershed also developed “recipes” that could be used by organizers in other watersheds around the nation. Tools including ... more.

2015 Tour Wrap-Up

... HAFA trains farmers on integrated pest management, cover crops, soil testing and more Stop #2 - Far-Gaze Farms (Bruce and Brian Peterson), Northfield, Minn. Building better soil health in a large corn/soybean operation Farmer/retailer partnerships for improved nutrient management strategies Cover crop benefits and challenges on a Minnesota farm; an interseeding demonstration in the field. Download the handout "Cover Crop Interseeding in Rice County" Stop #3 - Dave Legvold Farm, Northfield, Minn. Drainage water management, including a saturated buffer demonstration, and SWCD's role in buffers, highlighting Dakota County's Farmland and Natural Areas Program (FNAP) Download the handout Sa ... more.

Nitrogen Application Timing

Select the Right Time for nitrogen application. Apply the Right Rate of fertilizer to meet crop needs. Costs of inputs make it important to provide enough N so the crop is never deficient. For greatest efficiency, N should be applied close to the time it will be used by the crop. This demonstration compares 3 different application times: Fall Application Spring Application Split Application---½ applied in Fall and ½ applied in Spring A second demonstration compares the full recommended N rate with a reduced rate (85% of recommended rate) using a controlled-release source, ESN®. ESN® controlle ... more.

Slow Release Fertilizer

Herb and Aaron Steffen manage a 900-acre grain farm in southern Livingston and northern McLean counties. They hosted a demonstration and two nutrient use efficiency (NUE) trials. The Steffens plant corn continuously on two-thirds of the acres and rotate planting of corn and soybeans on the rest of the land. Their minimum tillage practices leave at least 30% of the previous crops’ residue on the soil surface. This residue decreases soil erosion and feeds nutrients back to the soil. They apply nitrogen after the co ... more.

Southern Plains Agricultural Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Southern Plains Agricultural Resources Coalition (SPARC) Established 2006 The Southern Plains Agricultural Resources Coalition will spark rural sustainability and profitability through greater use of no-till practices and conservation systems for producers, consumers, and communities by promotion of market based incentives, education, demonstration, participation, and research. Mission, Goals and Contact Information Mission Statement The Southern Plains Agricultural Resources Coalition will spark rural sustainability and profitability through greater use of no-till practices and conservation systems for producers, consumers, and communities by promotion of market based incentives, education, demonstration, participation, and ... more.

NOW HIRING - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

... a Communications Director to help develop, deliver and monitor programs, messages and materials to promote conservation agriculture. The position involves regular communications with but not limited to federal, state and local government agencies; agriculture industry, media and associations; conservation groups and watershed partnerships. This position may also be responsible for grant-funded projects that involve technology transfer, publications, information dissemination, media relations or other communication-related outcomes. Major Responsibilities edit and write quarterly online magazine and e-newsletter solicit advertisers for online magazine write and distribute news releases maintain media relations develop and maintain social media ... more.

THREE POSITIONS OPEN AT CTIC

CTIC invites qualified professionals to apply for three open positions. We seek a skilled communications director, an experienced project manager and a communications intern. Apply today to join a great team dedicated to agricultural conservation. PROJECT DIRECTOR CTIC project directors lead grant-funded projects, manage budgets and assume responsibility for all project-related paperwork. He/she will follow an existing work plan and strive to achieve project goals within the defined timeframe. In addition, the project director provides important in-house technical expertise and helps to answer questions from members and partners. For more information about the position of Project Director please click her ... more.

Anaerobic Digesters: A Community Approach

... natural gas, and then into profit—or at least energy. On the plus side, building a few relatively large facilities to digest manure into methane gas can be more efficient than building a lot of farm-scale ones. But not surprisingly, there are many challenges along the way, from the logistics of hauling manure to central sites to the hurdles of securing funding for community-scale projects. Up and running California’s Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) built the nation’s flagship community digester in 2001, spurred by the California energy crisis that left millions of people in the dark as the grid collapsed under the weight of high demand (and supplies manipulated by Enron, as it turned out). As power producers scrambled to find renewable sources of energy, ... more.

Cover Crops Research and Demonstration

Cover crops are among the most exciting and most complex conservation systems on today's agricultural landscape. CTIC and its partners have been at the forefront of exploring, demonstrating, and promoting cover crops to help make them as effective as possible. Bee Integrated Demonstration Project CTIC is supporting this Honey Bee Health Coalition led effort to bring together beekeepers and farmers to demonstrate how a suite of best practices can be implemented on agricultural landscapes to support honey bee health. This innovative strategy provides a blueprint for supporting pollinator health across North America. Let's Do the Math On Cover Crops With a Conservation I ... more.

2016 Tour Wrap-Up

... as it impacts high-efficiency irrigation Irrigation/water delivery system Semi-permanent drip irrigation Managing multi-year crops in highly variable soils Stop #2 – M&M Feedlot, Parma, Idaho Business and neighborly impacts of creating an attractive, low-odor environment Air quality and ammonia permits Nutrient and water management – composting demonstration, floodplain management considerations and constructed wetlands Stop #3 – Arena Valley, Wilder, Idaho Sustainability, nutrient management and conservation systems Potato research trials – nitrogen efficiency, new varieties and bio-pesticides Cropping systems – rotations, equipment and cover crops Sustainability audits Potato harvest demonstration ... more.

Bee Integrated Demonstration Project: Pragmatic Beekeeping, Forage, & Farming Practices - BEE Integrated

CTIC has partnered with the Honey Bee Health Coalition on its Bee Integrated Demonstration Project. This project brings together beekeepers and producers to show how a suite of best practices can be implemented together in agricultural landscapes to support honey bee health. This innovative strategy provides a blueprint for supporting pollinator health across North America.

Strip-till Nitrogen

... minimal tillage. They combine soil drying and warming benefits of conventional tillage and soil-protecting advantages of no-till by disturbing only the portion of soil that will contain the seed row. Here we are using fall applied N with an RTK strip-till system and comparing it to a conventional chisel plow system. A special feature at this site is the demonstration of N use efficiency (NUE) rate comparison, done with field-scale equipment, so that the farmer can apply the rate treatments and harvest the plots with conventional equipment without interrupting his normal production routine. This demonstrates a simple approach to on-farm research that every farmer can adopt. Operation The Traub farm is a multi-generational farm based in south ... more.

Hiram Boon, Delta Conservation Demonstration Center, Greenville, Miss.

CTIC Member since 2001 Initially, the Delta Conservation Demonstration Center joined CTIC for the exchange of information from different organizations and groups. We are seeing that benefit today. CTIC keeps us informed of opportunities to participate in grants and meetings. This organization is a conduit to share information, and through CTIC, we have the opportunity to share what we are doing with other producers and organizations. The greatest benefits ... more.

SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendar for the 2013 Conservation In Action Tour, July 9 and 10 in Livingston County, Ill. We’ll be visiting the hub of several outstanding watershed conservation projects, with stops at demonstration plots, on-farm trials and in-stream water quality testing stations. More than 40 percent of the farm acreage in the 80-square-mile watershed is enrolled in conservation programs, and many of the watershed’s 160 farmers are on the CTIC-facilitated Indian Creek Watershed Project advisory board. That dramatic level of involvement was the subject of the webinar tha ... more.

Date and Location Set for 2009 Conservation in Action Tour

... again in 2009. Mark your calendars for July 29, where the tour will feature stops in western Illinois! An engrossed group of Conservation In Action Tour participants listens to a discussion at one of the Beck's Hybrids seed company's greenhouses. Photo Courtesy of Purity Mason Side-by-side demonstration models at Rulon Enterprises show how ground water appears in a conventional tilled field (left) versus a no-till field (right) with residue on the soil surface. Photo Courtesy of Purity Mason At Lamb Farms, drywall scrap from construction projects is ground into gypsum and spread on fields as a soil amendment. Photo courtesy of Randal ... more.

What We Do

CTIC champions, promotes, and provides information on technologies and sustainable agricultural systems that conserve and enhance soil, water, air and wildlife resources and are productive and profitable. Lead Projects CTIC is a leader and collaborator in projects that address conservation agriulture's most important topics. Funded by public investments, foundation grants, agribusiness and private donations, our projects provide insight into agricultural systems that are both economically and environmentally beneficial. Provide Information CTIC is a clearinghouse of information on conservatio ... more.

National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI)

CTIC is working with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to improve the effective engagement by NRCS in delivering watershed projects and to enhance the agency's ability to communicate the issues and success of watershed projects. This project is identifying successful watershed management activities that engage landowners, farmers, and the broader public to protect water quality. Insights developed through this project will inform future NRCS efforts to support local watershed initiatives with technical and financial resou ... more.

Build Coalitions

CTIClinks private businesses, non-profit organizations, associations, and local, state, regional, and federal government agencies to address their common conservation agriculture issues. Our coalition-led initiatives range from small watershed projects to national events and conferences. With strength, wisdom, and knowledge in numbers, CTIC’s coalitions work to disseminate information on new technologies and tools, to ensure conservation agriculture works on the ground. The Conservation Agriculture Systems Alliance (CASA)unites voluntary producer organizations across North America that share similar missions and goals, encounter ... more.

BUILDING INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY-PRODUCER PARTNERSHIPS TO REDUCE HYPOXIA IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

In 2006, CTIC received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency Gulf of Mexico Program to fund"Building Innovative Industry-Producer Partnerships to Reduce Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico." CTIC led the organization of three collaborative groups, all including public and private members, to develop and oversee projects and programs in their geographic areas. CTIC and partners strive to develop innovative, transferable approaches for addressingnutrient use efficiencylocally and regionally. As a result,farmers will have greater access to nutrient use efficiency products, tools, and techniques. Funded By US Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf of Mexico Program Project ... more.

WIIN WEBINAR - APRIL 25

... an online forum for watershed project managers! A free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, April 25, will walk participants through an innovative website for watershed project managers in the Mississippi River Basin. The Great Rivers & Upstream Heroes Watershed Implementation & Innovation Network (WIIN) is an online resource for sharing detailed information about watershed projects throughout the Basin, including data and lessons learned. WIIN features a database of resources that is searchable by conservation practice or geography, as well as calendars and an online forum that encourages idea exchange, says Dave DeGeus of The Nature Conservancy, one of the developers of the site. “The WIIN website is designed to provide watershed mana ... more.

Partners Contribution June 2010

... districts have been involved in delivering locally-driven conservation across America for more than 70 years. No other conservation or environmental group in the country implements more conservation practices on the ground. The beauty of conservation districts is that they exist in virtually every county and community in the nation, where they work on meaningful, landscape-scale projects that produce verifiable improvements in environmental quality. Conservation districts’ work results in clean air, clean water, healthy habitat and productive soil. As you well know, it’s an exciting time for conservation in this country. Projects abound, and there is significant commitment from individual landowners, communities, lawmakers and funders to make improvements to our ... more.

Webinar: TARGETED BMPS TO MAXIMIZE RUNOFF REDUCTION

... phosphorus runoff. The presentation will describe the project partners' roles, how the project started and lessons learned. Visit WIIN to learn more about the Pacatonica River project: www.ctic.org/WIIN/Project/109/home. The webinar is the second in a series by the Great Rivers & Upstream Heroes Watershed Implementation & Innovation Network (WIIN), a new forum for idea exchange about watershed projects in the Mississippi River Basin. WIIN is organized by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and The Nature Conservancy Great Rivers Partnership, with funding from The Mosaic Company, the McKnight Foundation and Monsanto. "The WIIN network links creative people throughout the Mississippi River Basin, helping spread ideas that are working and help project managers tap into the ... more.

CTIC Launches New Conservation Information Website

... practices and cover crops at the county or watershed (HUC-8) scale; Cover crop insight, including details of the economic and environmental benefits of cover crops and the results of five annual farmer surveys on cover crop use; Tips on organizing watershed groups and multi-stakeholder conservation efforts, including tips, analysis of knowledge transfer, and ideas for creating effective demonstration plots; Real-world perspective on conservation farming practices and systems that help farmers build profitability and protect the quality of their soil, water and the air we breathe. CTIC's interim executive director, Dave Gustafson, points out that creating a new www.ctic.org site is central to the Center's mission. "For more than 30 years, CTIC has gat ... more.

CTIC's "Let's Do The Math On Cover Crops" Makes Headlines

... we learned through this project has already been put to use," Smith says. "Purdue's Ag Economics Department developed an improved data collection framework intended to increase the accuracy of ongoing research into cover crop economics. The experience also enabled CTIC to serve as a consultant for the design and management of the Honey Bee Health Coalition's Bee Integrated Demonstration Project."

About

... what water quality improvements result when 50-75% of producers and acres in a small watershed adopt comprehensive agriculture conservation systems over a six-year period. Activities Outreach activities include field tours, public meetings, email and website updates, news releases and more. On-farm demonstrations showcase the latest products, techniques, equipment and tools for resource conservation.With funding from USDA, CTIC will employ tile outlet monitoring to measure water quality. CTIC and Livingston SWCD partner with Argonne National Laboratories to study the growth and water quality effects of bio-energy crops in the Indian Creek watershed. Through a USDA Missis ... more.

Strip Till Nitrogen Application

... conservation systems use minimal tillage. They combine soil drying and warming benefits of conventional tillage and soil-protecting advantages of no-till by disturbing only the portion of soil that will contain the seed row. Here we are using fall applied N with an RTK strip-till system and comparing it to a conventional chisel plow system. A special feature at this site is the demonstration of N use efficiency (NUE) rate comparison, done with field-scale equipment, so that the farmer can apply the rate treatments and harvest the plots with conventional equipment without interrupting his normal production routine. This demonstrates a simple approach to on-farm research that every farmer can adopt. Operation The Traub farm is a multi-generational farm based in southern Livingsto ... more.

Sidedress Phosphorus + MicroEssentials

Keep nutrients in the Right Place, where crops can use them. A soil test showed a relatively low phosphorus level, so we selected a demonstration of Mosaic’s Micro-Essentials (MESZ) applied as a side-dress (plant nutrients placed on or in the soil near the roots of a growing crop) treatment to provide an additional boost in available phosphorus. MESZ allows uniform nutrient distribution and provides essential nutrients crops need in one granule. It has two forms of sulfur for season-long nutrition. MESZ allows uniform nutrient ... more.

Strip Tillage Fall Nitrogen Application

... guidance and variable-rate application equipment can improve nitrogen application efficiency. show how RTK yield monitoring equipment works at harvest time. show how the farmer and his advisers can collect data and make management decisions during the winter months. We set plot sizes to match the farmer’s equipment width, which allowed him to do all of the plot work needed for the demonstration. John Traub prepares to apply anhydrous ammonia. We created a fertilizer application map for the whole field (below). Marked areas indicate replicated plot locations and their assigned application rate. The farmer applied anhydrous ammonia fertilizer in the fall, in a strip-tilled area. He harvested the plots with his yield-monitor-equipped combine. We analyzed his yield ... more.

Demonstrations

Our demonstrations illustrate the 4 Rs of nutrient management: Right Source Right Rate Right Place Right Time We demonstrate management systems---not individual practices. We measure practice success through agronomic yield, economic sustainability, nutrient use efficiency and water quality impacts. Agrium's ESN v. Urea Agrium designed ESN®, a polymer coated ... more.

SUPERU®

... trial to determine the Most Economical Rate of Nitrogen (MERN) and to compare spring, surface applied urea verses spring applied SUPERU®. SUPERU® showed the highest agronomic efficiency of all the products compared in our NUE trials. When surface applied on no-till corn after corn, SUPERU®'s returned $106.00 more than the untreated urea. Take Home Lessons: In this demonstration, SUPERU® improved surface applied nitrogen uptake. Profits from nitrogen application increased by $106.00 with SUPERU®. SUPERU® improved economic yield. SUPERU® showed best agronomic efficiency of all products in trial.

SUPERU®

... trial to determine the Most Economical Rate of Nitrogen (MERN) and to compare spring, surface applied urea verses spring applied SUPERU®. SUPERU® showed the highest agronomic efficiency of all the products compared in our NUE trials. When surface applied on no-till corn after corn, SUPERU®'s returned $106.00 more than the untreated urea. Take Home Lessons In this demonstration, SUPERU® improved surface applied nitrogen uptake. Profits from nitrogen application increased by $106.00 with SUPERU®. SUPERU® improved economic yield. SUPERU® showed best agronomic efficiency of all products in trial.

Tour Agenda

... Creek watershed project Drainage water management system Absentee landowner Lunch(Muller Farm) 1:30 – 3:00 pm DeSutter Farm –Attica, Indiana Fundamentals of soil health Principles of a soil health system Agronomic and economic benefits of soil health Soil pit and rainfall simulator demonstration 3:30 – 5:00 pm Cox Farm –Lafayette, Indiana Managing for soil health Nutrient use efficiency Grazing management in a soil health system Innovative equipment for conservation systems 5:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner at Wabash & Erie Canal Park –Delphi, Indiana ... more.

Water Quality Monitoring Program

... monitoring stations collect tile water at a Livingston County, IL farm field. These objectives help reach the ultimate goal of improving yields and/or reducing N loading into the Vermilion River Watershed as a result of implementing a better N management system. Project results will include water quality monitoring data associated with NUE in-field calculations as well as demonstrations of the usability of tile outlet monitoring by producers, the cost effectiveness of these monitoring solutions for measuring nutrient loss and the impact of associated outreach efforts to increase adoption of nutrient management practices. The project will demonstrate conservation practices that show promise of leading to better nitrogen (N) management—spring applied N over f ... more.

Sidedress Phosphorus + MicroEssentials

Keep nutrients in the Right Place, where crops can use them. A soil test showed a relatively low phosphorus level, so we selected a demonstration of Mosaic’s Micro-Essentials (MESZ) applied as a side-dress (plant nutrients placed on or in the soil near the roots of a growing crop) treatment to provide an additional boost in available phosphorus. MESZ allows uniform nutrient distribution and provides essential nutrients crops need in one granule. It has two forms of sulfur for season- ... more.

SUPERU

... Rate of Nitrogen (MERN) and to compare spring, surface applied urea verses spring applied SUPERU®. SUPERU® showed the highest agronomic efficiency of all the products compared in our NUE trials. When surface applied on no-till corn after corn, SUPERU®'s returned $106.00 more than the untreated urea. Take Home Lessons In this demonstration, SUPERU® improved surface applied nitrogen uptake. Profits from nitrogen application increased by $106.00 with SUPERU®. SUPERU® improved economic yield. SUPERU® showed best agronomic efficiency of all products in trial.

Strip Tillage Fall Nitrogen Application

... can improve nitrogen application efficiency show how RTK yield monitoring equipment works at harvest time show how the farmer and his advisers can collect data and make management decisions during the winter months. We set plot sizes to match the farmer’s equipment width, which allowed him to do all of the plot work needed for the demonstration.

Strip Tillage Fall Nitrogen Application

... equipment can improve nitrogen application efficiency show how RTK yield monitoring equipment works at harvest time show how the farmer and his advisers can collect data and make management decisions during the winter months. We set plot sizes to match the farmer’s equipment width, which allowed him to do all of the plot work needed for the demonstration. John Traub prepares to apply anhydrous ammonia. We created a fertilizer application map for the whole field (below). Marked areas indicate replicated plot locations and their assigned application rate. The farmer applied anhydrous ammonia fertilizer in the fall, in a strip-tilled area. He harvested the plots wit ... more.

CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE SYSTEMS ALLIANCE (CASA)

... about conservation agriculture Share information about conservation agriculture Endorse adoption of "the ideal" conservation agriculture systems Facilitate removal of barriers and support member organizations Influence policy on a broad level Current CASA Members Conservation Tillage Workgroup (California) Delta Conservation Demonstration Center (Mississippi) Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance Innovative Cropping Systems (Virginia) Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association Mexican Conservation Tillage Association No-Till on the Plains Ohio No-Till Council Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association Soil Co ... more.

Feature Story June 2010

... Share Possibly the most advanced innovations in nutrient management technology will be born of our ability to learn from each other. As agriculture produces more, it must conserve and even improve the quality ofnatural resources. Efficient nutrient management will comprise cornerstone methods for sustaining the health of our waters, and public and private research and demonstration facilities seem poised to deliver new solutions. Enhanced data sharingamong state and federal agencies, universities, and countries will improve the overall quality of data and collection tools, substantiate findings, and provide decisionmakers with alarger pool of information.Electronic networks that allow researchers and practitioners t ... more.

Cover Crop Workshop (August 25, 2009)

... benefits of using cover crops. As the morning progresses the sessions will cover the nuts and bolts of getting started with cover crops. You will hear details on how to choose the right cover crop, discuss costs and benefits associated with cover crops, learn when to plant and how to kill the cover crop and m much more. After the indoor sessions are through we will take a bus to a nearby demonstration plot to see a variety of cover crops and discuss them in the field. Agenda For more information call Angie Williams 765-494-1814 or email williams@conservationinformation.org

Fast vs. Fuel - The New No-Till Debate

... the work that begins with crop residue management. FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC) web site at www.admcoalition.com for details on drainage water management systems, the science and regulations surrounding drainage water management, and — soon — data from each of the 20 demonstration sites in the Midwest.

Don't miss the CTIC Conservation In Action Tour 2008

... Extensive use of precision agriculture technology to create a whole-farm fertility record • Integrated manure management and cover crops used in conservation system • Drainage managed and buffers incorporated for a total resource management system Beck's Hybrids , Atlanta, Indiana • Largest U.S. independent retail seed company • 18-year no-till demonstration plots in Practical Farm Research™ (PFR) program • Other studies look at strip-till and strip cropping with various crop combinations • Research and Development facility, with greenhouses totaling 24,000 square feet, works year-round on new hybrid improvements In addition to each of the farmer hosts, we'll hear from featured speakers, including Melanie Acklin, with SFP ... more.

Innovative Cropping Systems Incentive Program (ICS)

Innovative Cropping Systems Incentive Program (ICS) Established 1996 ICS is a cooperative program that strives to furnish incentives that advance cropping management systems that offer efficiencies in crop production and enhance pollution reduction performance. ICS adoption incentives include outreach, technical transfer, education, demonstration, research, cooperation, development, partnerships and financial assistance. Mission, Goals and Contact Information http://colonialswcd.vaswcd.org

Research and Technology Briefs Dec 2008 II

... with The Ohio State University, Ohio No-Till Council, Purdue University, Michigan State University, Ag Conservation Solutions and the Owen County Soil and Water Conservation District will work with four farmers in Indiana and four farmers in Ohio to assist them in using cover crops to transition to continuous no-till. The experiences of the transitioning farmers, plus the data collected on their demonstration plots, will be included in educational workshops held in Indiana in spring 2009 and Ohio in spring 2011. The new MCCC Web site can be accessed at www.mccc.msu.edu/. For more information about the MCCC or the web site, contact Eileen Kladivko at kladivko@purdue.edu or 765-494-6372. For more information about CTIC's work with cover crops, contact Angie Williams at williams@conservationi ... more.

Timothy J. Healey, Agrotain International, LLC

CTIC Member since 2003 Initially, Agrotain International joined CTIC to be affiliated with an organization that promoted no-till agriculture directly to farmers, to increase name recognition of our products with producers, and to provide product for demonstration purposes in areas where CTIC was promoting no-till agriculture. We win farmers as customers one at a time, and we were hoping that the affiliation with CTIC would give us more opportunity for direct contact with more producers. Heretofore we saw the benefits of our CTIC membership in direct contact with producers, dealers and researchers during the summer CTIC Board of Directors meeting and ... more.

2018 Membership Drive

... short, we Connect, Inform and Champion to encourage the adoption of practices that protect soil, water and air quality as well as farmers’ economic sustainability. There has never been a better time to join CTIC. We’ve got great programs in the field and a clearinghouse full of information on everything from selecting the right cover crops to organizing watershed-wide conservation projects. In addition to the information below, a membership application is now available online at https://www.ctic.org/Membership/Join Here you will be able to pay your membership dues online with a credit card (available for memberships up to $2,000) request an invoice, or provide us with special billing instructions. You can find out even more about what CTIC has to offer atwww.ctic.org ... more.

Member Benefits

Join us at the basic membership level that fits you best – Individual, Institutional or Corporate. For additional benefits and recognition, increase your contribution. Each level includes additionalbenefits through Gold, Silver and Bronze. All CTIC members benefit from: One-year subscription to Conservation Partners and Member Mail e-newsletters Free access to higher-resolution data from the OpTI ... more.

Join Today!

... the farm who are committed to practical, productive conservation farming systems. Contact Crystal Hatfield, hatfield@ctic.org, for more information on becoming a member. Join Today Members support CTIC's important work. Help make it happen. We: deliver balanced informationaboutemerging agriculture conservation issues keep members up to speed on our projects support environmentally responsible and economically viable decision making in agriculture develop strong public/private partnership to get good work done And, through our network of agribusiness, associations, researchers, scientists, media, educators and ag advisors, wedistributeinformation quickly and reliably. With our solid, active and dedicatedmembership, we de ... more.

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Additional Resources CTIC and its partners lead projects at the local, regional and national level to address agriculture's pressing conservation needs. Each projectincludes public and private sector partners, shares information about new technology and tools, and promotes agricultural systems that are both economically viable and environmentally beneficial.

CTIC project updates

... in the near future. For more information, contact Mike Smith at smith@ctic.org. Supply Chain Sustainability in Iowa CTIC recently applied to extend our supply chain sustainability project in Iowa for another three years. Because we are optimistic about that application’s success, we are simultaneously pursuing NRCS funding to enhance that project with farmer-led field demonstrations similar to those that were critical to the success of our Indian Creek Watershed project in Illinois. If your organization would like to be part of the planning or implementation of these demos, contact Chad Watts at watts@ctic.org as soon as possible for more information. Bee Integrated CTIC manages the Bee Integrated project on behalf of the Honey Bee Health Coalition to ... more.

CTIC project updates

... is writing a series of articles profiling farmers who have improved habitat and reduced nutrient loading in surface waters. The articles will be designed for placement in agricultural publications, environmental media and local newspapers to highlight environmental improvements by farmers and to inspire others to protect water quality. We’re looking for examples of great on-farm projects where voluntary nutrient management practices, habitat restoration and/or structural improvements are reducing nutrient loading and other water quality impairments. If you know of a project or a farmer that fits this description, contact Chad Watts at watts@ctic.org. OpTIS: CTIC is currently working with Applied GeoSolutions, a data analytics company based out of New Hampshire, to refin ... more.

Reflecting on 2017

... championing conservation agriculture. Thank you to everyone who attended from near and far and who helped support the tour. We continued to provide technical and educational support across the country through workshops and meetings that brought together farmers, researchers, regulators and policymakers. We continued to curate information and track trends in conservation agriculture through projects and surveys, such as our annual cover crop survey and our Let's Do the Math: Economic, Agronomic and Environmental Benefits of Cover Crops project.

CTIC project updates

... is writing a series of articles profiling farmers who have improved habitat and reduced nutrient loading in surface waters. The articles will be designed for placement in agricultural publications, environmental media and local newspapers to highlight environmental improvements by farmers and to inspire others to protect water quality. We’re looking for examples of great on-farm projects where voluntary nutrient management practices, habitat restoration and/or structural improvements are reducing nutrient loading and other water quality impairments. If you know of a project or a farmer that fits this description, contact Tammy Taylor attaylor@ctic.org OpTIS: CTIC is currently working with Applied GeoSolutions, a data analytics company based out of New Hampshire, t ... more.

CTIC project updates

... is writing a series of articles profiling farmers who have improved habitat and reduced nutrient loading in surface waters. The articles will be designed for placement in agricultural publications, environmental media and local newspapers to highlight environmental improvements by farmers and to inspire others to protect water quality. We’re looking for examples of great on-farm projects where voluntary nutrient management practices, habitat restoration and/or structural improvements are reducing nutrient loading and other water quality impairments. If you know of a project or a farmer that fits this description, contact Tammy Taylor attaylor@ctic.org OpTIS: CTIC is currently working with Applied GeoSolutions, a data analytics company based out of New Hampshire, t ... more.

CTIC Project Updates

... a series of articles profiling farmers who have improved habitat and reduced nutrient loading in surface waters. The articles will be designed for placement in agricultural publications, environmental media and local newspapers to highlight environmental improvements by farmers and to inspire others to protect water quality. We're looking for examples of great on-farm projects where voluntary nutrient management practices, habitat restoration and/or structural improvements are reducing nutrient loading and other water quality impairments. If you know of a project or a farmer that fits this description, contact Tammy Taylor at taylor@ctic.org. OpTIS: CTIC is currently working with Applied GeoSolutions, a data analytics company based out of New Hampshire, ... more.

National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI)

... to build support for an understanding of ag conservation efforts aimed at water quality and quantity; reports for each forum and a summary report providing actionable recommendations to NRCS and partners on watershed project design, delivery and promotion from a landowner and stakeholder perspective; and practioners guide to assist stakeholders in working with NRCS in support of watershed projects. Project Objective Utilize CTIC's expertise and networking success to improve the effective engagement by NRCS in delivering watershed projects and to enhance the agency's ability to communicate the issues and success of watershed projects. Project partners Purdue University WaterComm

Current Members

Our members renew again and again; they realize the many important benefits, directly and indirectly, of CTIC's work. They earn national recognition, and show the public their commitment to agricultural conservation. Many members partner on our projects, supporting CTIC with technical information and assistance. View our current CTIC members by selecting from the tabs below. Corporate Members Institutional Members Individual Members Gold Corporate Member Bayer CropScience www.bayercropscience.com Bayer CropScience is an innovative cropscience company in the area of crop protection (Crop Protection), ... more.

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Ag Consultant Training in Systems that Protect Water Quality National Aquatic Resources Workshop National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS) Cover Crop Surveys

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Ag Consultant Training in Systems that Protect Water Quality National Aquatic Resources Workshop National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI)Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS) Cover Crop Surveys

Reflecting on 2017...

... championing conservation agriculture. Thank you to everyone who attended from near and far and who helped support the tour. We continued to provide technical and educational support across the country through workshops and meetings that brought together farmers, researchers, regulators and policymakers. We continued to curate information and track trends in conservation agriculture through projects and surveys, such as our annual cover crop survey and our Let's Do the Math: Economic, Agronomic and Environmental Benefits of Cover Crops project.

Don't forget to renew your membership

... in conservation agriculture and helps us continue to grow our organization. CTIC members play a critical role in spreading the message about how conservation practices can help improve soil and water quality, boost profitability and more. We couldn’t do it without you! As a CTIC member, you: Network with leaders in conservation and agriculture Collaborate on projects that encourage and steer conservation efforts Access the latest research and information Gain national recognition for your support of agricultural conservation. Have recognition on CTIC's web page Receive a one-year subscription to Conservation in Action Partners and Member Mail To renew your membership, please email Crystal Hatfield at hatfield@ctic.org or call 765-494-9555. An ... more.

Who we are

Who We Are CTIC connects people from across agriculture and the conservation community to encourage greater adoption of farming systems that are economically and environmentally sustainable. We link farms, universities, government and business in projects that explore and champion conservation agriculture. LEARN MORE

Ecological Challenges

Farmers in Washington’s Whatcom County are engaged in a wide range of water quality improvement projects. TMDLs (total maximum daily loads) in local waterways cover fecal coliform, ammonia-nitrogen, biochemical oxygen demand, chlorine and temperature. The presence of commercial shellfish beds not far from the mouth of the Nooksack River puts added pressure on farmers and shellfish harvesters to work together on water quality improvements. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Nation ... more.

CTIC's CURRENT PROJECTS

CTIC and its partners lead initiatives at the local, regional and national level to address agriculture’s pressing conservation needs. Each initiative includes public and private sector partners, shares information about new technology and tools and promotes agricultural systems that are both economically viable and environmentally beneficial.

CTIC SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Are you an experienced leader and manager who can step into a vibrant organization with a dedicated staff and diverse lineup of projects and programs? Applications due by March 9. More...

2014 Achievements

... 2014 International Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference. • We kicked off our 2.5-year Economic, Agronomic and Environmental Benefits of Cover Crops CIG project. • Our 7th annual Conservation in Action Tour brought more than 150 conservation-minded participants to Florida for a look at cutting edge stormwater treatment, nutrient management and wildlife enhancement projects. We even got cited on Capitol Hill by none other than U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and NRCS Chief Jason Weller. Thanks to our dedicated members and staff, CTIC is championing conservation agriculture at all levels. For a more complete list of 2014 achievements, click here.

The Mosaic Company

... conservation agriculture in its work with CTIC. The company has been the lead sponsor of the Conservation in Action Tour for the past four years and a top-tier sponsor of the Indian Creek Watershed Project. In addition, Mosaic is a founding partner of the Watershed Implementation and Innovation Network (WIIN), an online network that provides a forum for information sharing among watershed projects as well as easy access to experts and resources for learning and inspiration. Mosaic also was a platinum sponsor for the 6th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, which took place in June in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more information on The Mosaic Company, visitwww.mosaicco.com.

INTRODUCTION TO WIIN

Take a tour of the new WIIN, an innovative website for watershed project managers in the Mississippi River Basin. The Great Rivers & Upstream Heroes Watershed Implementation & Innovation Network (WIIN) is an online resource for sharing detailed information about watershed projects throughout the Basin, including data and lessons learned.

COVER CROP FIELD DAYS

CTIC's cover crop projects are working with numerous partners to bring quality field days to producers throughout our project areas. Click here to find details about the many events.

CTIC BOARD MEETING JAN. 30

The CTIC Board of Directors will meet Jan. 30, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, for its Winter 2013 meeting. In addition to discussing the 2013 Conservation In Action Tour, the Board will evaluate current projects, track progress on the strategic plan and review the FY2012 audit. CTIC Members will elect new officers and directors as well. WHEN: Jan. 30, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas &n ... more.

CTIC Exhibits at Ag Media Summit

... he’s gained from attending all the Congressional Farm Bill markup sessions and talking with key players on both sides of the aisle. Several ag journalists took advantage of the opportunity to interview David. Farm Industry News, DTN, No-Till Farmer, Meister Media, AgWired, Progressive Farmer, Prairie Farmer and more stopped by to visit and learn more about our current projects as well as our upcoming anniversary celebration. CTIC members also exhibiting at InfoExpo proudly joined in celebrating our 30th year by displaying the CTIC logo at their booth. Thanks, Members! Many visitors to CTIC's booth completed a short survey for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and to take home a gift bag full of goodies. Our specia ... more.

CTIC Commemorates 30 Years at SWCS Annual Meeting

... Ecology, Economics and Ethics," held July 22-25 in Fort Worth, Texas. Our exhibit stood out with balloons and festive gift bags to celebrate our 30 years of service to agriculture. Karen Scanlon, CTIC executive director, and Chad Watts, CTIC project director, talked with conference participants about CTIC's longevity, past and current projects and future challenges to agricultural conservation. More than a hundred people visited the booth, and many of those completed a short survey to enter a drawing for a Kindle Fire.

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN WANTED

... our team for the summer (and maybe longer) and help to champion, promote and provide information about conservation systems in agriculture. The CTIC Communications Intern will develop, deliver and monitor programs, messages and materials to promote conservation agriculture. He/she will assist CTIC staff in creating communications and information material that supports CTIC projects, promotes CTIC and provides value to our membership. Audiences include, among others, federal, state and local government agencies; agriculture industry, media and associations; conservation groups and watershed partnerships. This paid position is available June 1, 2011, for full-time (40-hour week) work through the summer. Qualified interns may extend the work period, at part ... more.

15,000 ACRES OF COVER CROPS

... crop and conservation tillage systems that can be sustained after the project ends. Education CTIC will work with partners to host 18 workshops in the three watersheds (Lake Michigan Watershed, Lake Erie Watershed and Lake Huron Watershed) promoting Cover Crops and conservation tillage systems. Three workshops will be held in each watershed each year for the first two years of the projects. Technical Following the workshops crop consultants and work closely with agricultural producers willing to use cover crops and conservation tillage to ensure the best possible results for these producers. Social Farmers will receive regular communications via an email list serve and a comprehensive project web site which will provide useful information from project partne ... more.

Trading Up for Water Quality

... Pollution that results from many difficult-to-pinpoint and control sources, rather than one specific source. For example, runoff from farm operations, forestry, urban environments, mining, construction and others. Water quality trading continues to gain interest among industry and agricultural producers as a viable market-based alternative to achieving water quality improvements. New projects in the Midwest explore how to structure a large-scale trading program, the feasibility of trading in the Wabash River watershed and the support role that agricultural industry can play. Water quality trading assigns economic value to the benefits generated by conservation practice implementation, according to the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) publication, “Getting P ... more.

Trading Up for Water Quality

... that results from many difficult-to-pinpoint and control sources, rather than one specific source. For example, runoff from farm operations, forestry, urban environments, mining, construction and others. Water quality trading continues to gain interest among industry and agricultural producers as a viable market-based alternative to achieving water quality improvements. New projects in the Midwest explore how to structure a large-scale trading program, the feasibility of trading in the Wabash River watershed and the support role that agricultural industry can play. Water quality trading assigns economic value to the benefits generated by conservation practice implementation, according to the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) publication, “Getting P ... more.

CASA Conference Call February 2010

... take. Want to work on CASA PowerPoint that each member can use to promote CASA at their meetings, etc. Community of Practice in support of Conservation Agriculture – Karen to resend to group. Member Updates Reduced Tillage LINKAGES: Finished FarmTech conference; 1,200 attendance. Ross Johns from Australia talked GRDC and his farm. Wayne Smith and John Phipps also spoke. Projects: measuring energy uses in different tillage systems; evaluating GHG calculator, HOLOS, which can be downloaded and used to estimate GHG emissions from farm. Will send link. Will be closing organization in August 2009; will keep us posted. PNDSA: Had close to 400 attend conference on Jan 21-22 in Kennewick, WA. Get sense that lots of interest building in direct seed. Have 6 different bre ... more.

Member Recognition June 2010

... that allows members to receive additional value and recognition for their support of comprehensive conservation and sustainable agricultural systems. With additional membership dues above the basic level in each membership category, members achieve medal status of Gold, Silver or Bronze. The additional support provided by our Medal Members enables CTIC to enhance our regional and national projects, to explore new partnership opportunities and to bring national recognition to public and private efforts to advance conservation agriculture. CTIC is proud to recognize the 2010 Medal Members on this page, at CTIC regional and national events, at CTIC Board of Directors meetings and in other ways. To learn more about CTIC membership and medal levels, click here. GOLD Corporate ... more.

Thank You CTIC Medal Member

... Medal Membership allows members to receive added value and recognition for their support of comprehensive conservation and sustainable agricultural systems. With additional membership dues above the basic level in each membership category, members achieve medal status of Gold, Silver or Bronze. The support provided by Medal Members enables CTIC to enhance regional and national projects, to explore new partnership opportunities and to gain national recognition. CTIC recognizes Medal Members through Partners magazine, at CTIC regional and national events, at CTIC Board of Directors meetings and elsewhere. To learn more about CTIC membership and medal levels, click here.

Thank you CTIC Medal Members

... that allows members to receive additional value and recognition for their support of comprehensive conservation and sustainable agricultural systems. With additional membership dues above the basic level in each membership category, members achieve medal status of Gold, Silver or Bronze. The additional support provided by our Medal Members enables CTIC to enhance our regional and national projects, to explore new partnership opportunities and to bring national recognition to public and private efforts to advance conservation agriculture. CTIC is proud to recognize the 2009 Medal Members on this page, at CTIC regional and national events, at CTIC Board of Directors meetings and in other ways. To learn more about CTIC membership and medal levels, click here. GOLD Corporate ... more.

Research & Technology Briefs

... at http://www.mnproject.org/pdf/TMP_Transportation-Biofuels-Update_Aug09.pdf USDA Announces $320 Million to Improve Mississippi River Basin Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat In September, USDA announced the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI), which will provide $80 million in each of the next four fiscal years (for a total of $320 million) for voluntary projects in priority watersheds located in 12 key states. Managed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the MRBI will help producers adopt conservation systems that have environmental benefits and maintain agricultural productivity. The states involved in the initiative are Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin. ... more.

Apply gypsum to your fields to balance soil structure, Improve nutrient uptake, and yield heartier, healthier crops

... popularity in the United States. Gypsum is especially popular in no-till systems, because of the marked improvement in soil structure and decrease in soil compaction. There are three ways to obtain gypsum. It can be mined, but this method is not usually readily available or cost-effective. The second method is to reclaim and recycle gypsum products, including drywall from new construction projects. The final method is to collect the calcium sulfate that is the bi-product of the eco-friendly process of producing electricity. The latter two methods are more commonplace, especially in the Midwest. This not only helps rebuild your soil, it reuses byproducts that would otherwise go to waste. Gypsum improves structure and balances the nutrients in your soil. Plus, it offers a variety of oth ... more.

CTIC Welcomes New Members

... in the United Kingdom and The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Terra takes pride in protecting the land, air and water and having superior customer relations in the communities in which they operate. Since 1987, Terra has reduced their nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by about 80 percent by installing selective catalytic reduction systems in its facilities and has implemented projects to reduce toxic emissions of ammonia, nitrate and methanol. Currently, the company is installing low-NOx burners and greenhouse abatement systems to further reduce NOx and carbon dioxide emissions. www.terraindustries.com INSTITUTIONAL Alberta Reduced Tillage LINKAGES (RTL) The Alberta Reduced Tillage LINKAGES ... more.

Turning Manure into Energy

... a net output of 350 to 380 kw/h – enough energy to power 400 to 500 homes, which the Wieses sell to Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, the state's power utility. Buy octane A consistent supply of fuel is vital to operate a power plant – combustion facilities are efficient when they are burning continuously. Langmo adds that banks financing big public works projects are especially eager to see a sustainable source of fuel. Minnesota has plenty of turkey litter. And even if a disease outbreak quarantines producers in one area or forces them to depopulate their flocks, says Langmo, Fibrominn's fleet of 60 semis services a 100-mile radius around Benson, picking up litter from hundreds of farms, so they're likely to reach areas not affected ... more.

NPS Monitoring Workshop Presentations

... Identify Pollution Causes and Sources Monitoring and Pollutant Load Estimation Load Estimation Models and Spreadsheets Identifying Critical Areas for BMP Applications Linking BMPs to Pollutant Sources Data Quality Objectives and Quality Assurance Project Plans Who Does the Monitoring? Estimating Monitoring Costs Presenting Monitoring and Assessment Information Why do Monitoring Projects Succeed or Fail?

Provide Information

Provide Information Find conservation resources including websites, documents, research results, and our current projects. CTIC members can access our list of experts. Join Today (link to Become a Member) * Topics A-Z * CTIC Initiatives (link to Lead Initiatives) * Guides and Research Documents (link to Online Store/Free Publications) * Experts (Members Only)

Increasing Farmer Involvement in Watershed Projects: Indian Creek Watershed

WIIN Webinar on how to increase interaction with and involvement of producers in watershed project design and implementation. Click to get file.