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Producers Invited To Learn More About Conservation, Water Quality

By Staff | Mar 11, 2008

Discover how you can reduce nutrient and tillage costs risk-free by attending a BMP (Best Management Practice) Challenge workshop Friday, March 28. By using a slide-by-slide approach, find out first hand how nutrient/tillage Best Management Practices can boost your bottom line.

“We hope producers and anyone involved in grain production will join us for this workshop,” said Don Hagen, coordinator of the Silver Lake Water Quality Project, which is hosting the workshop with the Palo Alto County Soil and Water Conservation District. “The BMP Challenge entices producers to experiment with tillage practices and nutrient management risk-free. With the safety-net, producers have nothing to lose.”

The March 28 workshop at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg will begin with registration and refreshments at 9 a.m. with the workshop to follow at 9:30 a.m. Featured speakers include Tom Green with the BMP Challenge program, Dave Legvold with the Cannon River Watershed Project and representatives from the Iowa Soybean Association.

Register by Friday, March 21, by calling the NRCS office in Emmetsburg at 712-852-3386, ext. 3; or e-mail Hagen at don.hagen@ia.nacdnet.net