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CTIC’s 10th annual Conservation in Action Tour brings us back home to Indiana. We’ll learn how conservation farming has progressed and the bridges that have been built along the way to strengthen our future.
3:00 – 5:00 pm Pre-registration – Purdue Union Club Hotel 4:30 – 5:30 pm Optional Tour – Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center field phenotyping facility, Purdue's Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE) 5:30 – 7:00 pm Evening Social – ACRE
7:00 am Registration and Boxed Breakfast Pick-up – Purdue Union 7:30 am Depart Purdue Union 8:00 – 9:30 am Purdue Dairy – West Lafayette, Indiana Managing manure and nutrients to protect water quality • Nutrient recycling strategies and management plan • Herd/dairy management and research 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Muller Farm – Oxford, Indiana Drainage water management • Big Pine 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 and Erie Canal Park– Delphi, Indiana 8:00 pm Arrive back at Purdue Union
The 2017 Conservation in Action Tour is hosted by CTIC with the support of Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, John Deere, Monsanto and The Fertilizer Institute.