Conservation in Action Tour 2011

Below is a note from the organizers or the tour we participated in last week. It was a very well run and impressive tour. I thought it appropriate to share their note to better explain the scope of the tour.

“Friends,

Your participation made CTIC’s annual Conservation In Action Tour a success!

In one day we visited profitable, innovative Northwest Ohio farms and learned how the producers make conservation an integral part of their operations.

· We welcomed 200 participants from Arizona, Colorado, Washington DC, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

· Local, state and federal agency representatives attended – including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

· More than 15 agribusinesses shared their knowledge, expertise, and product information.

· We learned from farmers from Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.

Attached please find contact information for all Tour attendees.

Check out the following, compliments of CTIC and AGROTAIN International:

View tour photos

· AgWired.com covered the Tour from start to finish. Listen to interviews and view post tour stories:

Conservation in Action Tour Kicks Off
Learning About Lake Erie
Checking Out the Soil…
Clear Case for Cover Crops
Sun Sets on Great Tour…

Visit http://agwired.com/category/ctic/ for more stories in the days ahead.

· Listen to an interview with U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur

Feedback we received from Tour participants has been overwhelmingly positive. You said:

“I really enjoyed the demonstrations –helpful in visualizing the issues and benefits of no till and cover crops.”

“Enjoyed and learned at all stops.”

“The information was presented by different groups but with one purpose – conservation agriculture.”

“Real world stuff.”

If you did not yet complete a Tour evaluation, please share your comments by visiting this link .

We’re already working hard to plan our 2012 Conservation in Action Tour in Mississippi. Plan to join us in early June, with our Tour partner Delta FARM. Together we’ll experience another great Conservation In Action Tour. Watch http://www.ctic.org for information.”

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