By Colby Gray, Program Manager, Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District—
DELAWARE COUNTY, IN—Learn about techniques in land stewardship and conservation practices from farmers who are on the leading edge of innovation at The Regenerative Agriculture Journey: Stories from East Central Indiana and Beyond.
Organized by the Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Delaware and Blackford counties, the FREE education day is Aug. 25 at the Delaware County Farm Bureau, 6100 IN-67 N, Muncie, IN 47303. Regenerative agriculture involves adopting research-based conservation practices that promote soil health and biodiversity, while producing nutrient-dense crops profitably.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will hear from three Hoosier farmers and a regenerative agriculture consultant about the benefits of regenerative agriculture. They are:
– Cameron Mills, 2022 Indiana Master Farmer, who has 20 years of experience in no-till farming,
cover crops, alternative crops, and reduced inputs.
– Jeremey Russell, a Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District (DCSWCD) supervisor, who raises sheep and farms using no-till, cover crops, and precision-based approaches with the latest technology.
– David Kleinschmidt, a crop specialist based in Illinois, and expert in understanding how plants, nutrients, and animals interact in the ag ecosystem.
– Joe Hamilton, also a DCSWCD supervisor, who grows corn and soybeans with a focus on improving soil health through conservation practices such as no-till, cover crops and research.
About the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District
The DCSWCD provides information about soil, water, and related natural resource conservation; identifies and prioritizes local soil and water resource concerns; and connects land users to sources of educational, technical, and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.