It’s time to start planning the November 2017 Field Day! If you weren’t able to make it to our FARMING FOR THE FUTURE- WHAT’S NEXT? field day last year, you really missed out! Over 150 people showed up to learn about the future of farming and how they can make their farm more conservation minded. A live radio broadcast at the event aired on WIBN, WLQI and WRIN around the area. There were 12 informational stations spread out throughout the cover crop demo field and surrounding corn fields that were interseeded with cover crops. Guests to the field day rotated around the different stations to learn about conservation farming. Comments left on the surveys included: “A model for other Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan SWCD offices. Keep up the good work!” and “great to have so many stations in one place”. Of the 71 survey participants, 86% reported that they will be cover cropping or advising to some extent in 2017!
This year we are branching out even further to make our 2017 Field Day even bigger and better! The event will once again take place in Brook, Indiana. We invited the North-Northwest Region of the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Pulaski, Benton, White, Cass, and Carroll Counties), along with Warren, Tippecanoe, Fulton, St. Joseph, and Marshall Counties, to be involved in this years’ event! We will be having a meeting later in May with the counties that would like to be involved to begin planning the 2017 field day!
If your business or organization would like to sponsor or be involved in the 2017 field day please fill out the interest form below!