Registration for the Conservation in Action Tour hosted by the Conservation Technology Information Center closes at midnight on July 26. The tour is Aug. 20-21 in central Iowa.
The tour includes farm visits, a tour of an ag retail operation, a close-up look at the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association demonstration farm and talks by leading policy makers, researchers, conservation agriculture specialists and ag retailers from the state and national levels.
Other highlights include:
- An address by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig at the tour's opening social at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates;
- Talks by Katie Flahive of U.S. EPA and Kurt Simon, state conservationist for Iowa with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service;
- An opportunity to drive a state-of-the-art sprayer training simulator;
- A demonstration of New Leader's cutting-edge fertilizer spreading technology;
- Dinner at the Jester Park Lodge.
"This is a wonderful way to get a deep look into real-world conservation practices and connect with many of the most interesting and dedicated people in the conservation agriculture, all in one action-packed day,” said Mike Komp, executive director of CTIC.
Online registration is available at https://www.ctic.org/cia_tour/registration. The $175 registration fee includes transportation, stops and all meals.
For more information on the Conservation in Action Tour, visit CTIC's website or call CTIC at (765) 494-9555.