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  The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is seeking applicants interested in serving as its new Executive Director in order to carry out its mission, which is to “connect, champion, and provide information on sustainable agricultural systems and technologies that are productive, profitable and preserve natural resources.”   The Executive Director is responsible for oversight and direction of programs, including quality control, financial and budget management, fund raising, fostering member involvement and commitment, facilitating public/private partnerships, and maintaining productive internal and external relations. This role reports to the CTIC Board of Directors and informs the board to ...

Join Us May 29 at 12:00 Eastern for a Free OpTIS Webinar!

  Join us for a Zoom webinar to learn about a new, free, online data tool that uses satellite imagery to study trends in the adoption of conservation agriculture practices. The Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS) offers a range of applications for government agencies, researchers, carbon market administrators, conservationists and businesses.   During the webinar, you'll hear from the OpTIS developers and others who use science-based data to improve the sustainability of U.S. agriculture. Experts will walk you through the online OpTIS visualization tool to summarize results for the U.S. Corn Belt and demonstrate how you can ...

Maumee and Sandusky Basins Water Quality Project Receives EPA Great Lakes Grant

  For more information: Steve Werblow (steve@stevewerblow.com)   WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (February 24, 2020)—The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), in partnership with Ecosystem Services Marketplace Consortium (ESMC), Heidelberg University in Ohio, and others, has been awarded a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede announced today in a Chicago press event that the agency will fund the groups' three-year project—which uses satellite data, sophisticated models, farmer training programs, and direct incentives to create a market-driven reduction in phosphorus (P) runoff in the Ohio watersheds—...

New CTIC Executive Director Mike Komp Takes the Helm

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (April 24, 2019)—The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) welcomes its new Executive Director, Mike Komp. The role will call upon Komp's skills to build collaborative networks that help promote and champion conservation farming systems, secure funding for new programs, and—increasingly—help analyze and disseminate digital data on conservation practices.   As interest in sustainable farming practices grows among farmers, consumers, and policymakers, CTIC's role is expanding, noted Terry Tindall of J.R. Simplot, Chair of CTIC's Board of Directors. So is the role Komp has been selected to fill.   "...

New CTIC Executive Director Mike Komp Takes the Helm

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (April 24, 2019)—The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) welcomes its new Executive Director, Mike Komp. The role will call upon Komp's skills to build collaborative networks that help promote and champion conservation farming systems, secure funding for new programs, and—increasingly—help analyze and disseminate digital data on conservation practices.   As interest in sustainable farming practices grows among farmers, consumers, and policymakers, CTIC's role is expanding, noted Terry Tindall of J.R. Simplot, Chair of CTIC's Board of Directors. So is the role Komp has been selected to fill.   "...

Share Your Insight in SARE/CTIC/ASTA Cover Crop Survey

SHARE YOUR INSIGHT IN SARE/CTIC/ASTA COVER CROP SURVEY   Farmer insights are now being sought for the sixth nationwide cover crop survey by USDA's SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) program, the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). The online questionnaire is now open at https://bit.ly/CCSurvey2020. The survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Participants who complete the survey can enter a drawing for Visa gift cards worth up to $200. "Since 2012, the SARE/CTIC/ASTA Cover Crop Survey has provided very important perspective into why and how ...

WEBINAR: OpTIS and DNDC Environmental Dynamics, Oct 16 11am EDT

  Modeling Environmental Dynamics with DNDC and OpTIS Data, Oct 16, 11am EDT The Nature Conservancy, CTIC and Dagan would like to invite you to the second webinar in our OpTIS series—this one on how a variety of users are employing the DeNitrification-DeComposition (DNDC) model and OpTIS to estimate the influence of soil health practices on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics. The one-hour webinar will be held Friday, October 16, at 11:00 am EDT. When the OpTIS data set—a ground-validated analysis of conservation adoption that spans 2006 to 2018 across most of the Corn Belt—is run through the DNDC ...