2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour

ctic-fl-tourThe Conservation Technology Information Center held its annual Conservation in Action Tour October 14-15 in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA).

The tour provided an in-depth look at the unique story of the approximately 700,000-acre EAA, located south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Lettuce, sugar cane and owls were just a few of the crops and creatures seen on the tour which featured EAA’s specialized conservation practices, erosion control and nutrient management.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.

2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album

Florida Farm Bureau Welcomes Conservation Tour
Interview with John Hoblick, Florida Farm Bureau President

Controlling Phosphorus in the Everglades
Terrie Bates, SWFMC Water Resources Division Director

Delia Ivanhoff, SWFMC environmental scientist

Bubba Wade, US Sugar Corp.

Video – Lawrence Gerry, SFWMD

Growing Leaf Crops in the EvergladesVideo interview with grower Paul Orsenigo

Barn Owls are Sustainable Rodent Control –

Water in the Sunshine State
Presentation by FDACS water policy director Rich Budell on CTIC tour

Interview with Rich Budell, Florida Department of Agriculture

NCGA Staffer on CTIC TourInterview with Nick Goeser, NCGA

Precision Sugarcane PlantingSteve Stiles and Scott Berden with U.S. Sugar

Wrapping up the 2014 CTIC Tour
Interview with Dennis Wedgworth, Florida Everglades grower

Interview with CTIC chairman Pauley Bradley, John Deere

Florida State Rep on CTIC TourInterview with Florida state rep Katie Edwards

Precision Sugarcane HarvestingInterview with Ken McDuffie, U.S. Sugar