2013 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour

ctic-13The 2013 Conservation In Action Tour was held July 9-10 in the Indian Creek Watershed in Livingston County, Ill.

The event featured tours of farming operations and presentations from farmers, conservation partners, crop consultants, government agency representatives and others. Links on this page include the event photo album, stories posted on websites, and audio files.

2013 Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album

Conservation Resources Vital to FarmersInterview with Jason Weller, Acting Chief USDA-NRCS

Farmers Need Conservation & ResearchInterview with Indiana farmer John Hardin

Welcome to CTIC Conservation in Action Tour from Board ChairInterview with Dave Gustafson, Monsanto

CTIC Tour Fosters EPA Watershed UnderstandingInterview with Denise Keehner, EPA Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds Luncheon Remarks from Denise Keehner

GROWMARK: CTIC Support is Being Good StewardsInterview with Dan Maggart, GROWMARK

High Flying Seeds Ground CoverInterview with Eric Smith, Pontiac Flying Service

CTIC: Soil Health Key to Crop HealthInterview with Hans Kok, Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative

Conservation Work Helps Farmers Avoid RegulationsInterview with Marcia Willhite, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

CTIC Panel Addresses Soil Quality, Nitrate LevelsInterview with Marcus Maier, CTIC panelist, local farmer

Communication Key to Cooperation in CTIC TourInterview with Marion Schier, Agronomist, United Soils, Inc.

CTIC: Using Cover Crops to Boost YieldsInterview with Mike Plumer, cover crop specialist

Farmer Appreciates Crowds, Support on CTIC TourInterview with Mike Trainor, Trainor Farms

Corn Growers Adopting New Conservation PracticesInterview with Dan Cole, corn grower

CTIC is Good Way to Show Good PracticesInterview with Pauley Bradley, John Deere and a board member of CTIC

Good Drainage Key to Managing Watershed RunoffInterview with Phil Algreen with Agri Drain

CTIC Tour Host Big Believer in Filter StripsInterview with Terry Bachtold, host on CTIC tour

Farmers Want to Save Nitrogen, Too!Interview with Tim Smith, Cropsmith

Case IH’s Long History with CTICInterview with Alan Forbes, Case IH

Monsanto Part of CTIC Conservation EffortsEmilio Oyarzabal, Monsanto

Investing in Illinois Soil’s WealthJean Payne, President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association