Lenexa, Kan., (July 14, 2021) — Indiana farmers are invited to participate in a free farm machinery and conservation ag event, “Conservation Tillage and Technology – At the Intersection,” set for Thursday, July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oyler’s Farm near Flora, Ind. America’s Conservation Ag Movement, one of America’s largest public-private partnerships committed to conservation agriculture and sustainability, is working on the local level to bring this event to producers in the Wabash watershed area.
Producers are encouraged to attend live in-field demonstrations and conversations on topics, including:
- The Value of Farmer-Led Conservation Partnerships
- Live Strip-Tillage Demonstration
- A Conservation Steward’s Journey: Q&A with Indiana Farmers
- Planter Setup – No-Till and Green Planting
- Intersection of Technology and Tillage
- Purdue Agronomy Update
Speakers at the event include Middle Wabash Watershed-area farmers Jason Oyler, Keith Mears, Brian Scott, Kyle Wagner and others including:
- Curt Blades, senior vice president of Agriculture Services and Forestry, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
- Dr. John Evans, assistant professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
- Barry Fisher, USDA-NRCS Soil Health team leader/specialist (retired); farmer, consultant
- Greg Hallenbeck, regional sales manager, Environmental Tillage Systems
- Mitchell Hora, owner, Continuum Ag, and co-host of Field Work podcast
- Bill Hurley, vice president, Aftersales, Customer Support and Distribution Development – North America, AGCO
- Eric Ott, Field Market Development specialist, Valent USA
- Amy Skoczlas-Cole, executive vice president, Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative
The event is free and hosted by Oyler’s Farm. Support for the event comes from the foundational partners of America’s Conservation Ag Movement, The Nature Conservancy, Carroll County Soil & Water Conservation District, Farm Journal Foundation, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, AGCO, Cargill, ETS – Soil Warrior, La-Lyn, Gypsum & Ag Spectrum, Gutwein Seed Service & Specialty Seed, Plevna, Martin Till, Deer Creek, Sugar Creek Watershed Project, John Deere – TTG and the Pence Group.
About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 145 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.
About America’s Conservation Ag Movement
America’s Conservation Ag Movement brings farmers and the sustainability community together around the future of farming, by bringing profitable, planet-friendly farming practices into the mainstream. We connect the dots, giving farmers a platform to share their journey, meet other farmers on the same path, and access the resources they need to undertake change. The Movement is organized by Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, in partnership with the Farm Journal Foundation. Financial and technical support is provided by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and leading agribusinesses, food companies and nonprofit organizations: American Farmland Trust, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Certis Biologicals, Corteva, Ducks Unlimited, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, National Association of Conservation Districts, National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Board, Nutrien and Nutrien Ag Solutions, Sanderson Farms, SIMPAS, The Nature Conservancy, United Sorghum Checkoff Program and Valent USA.
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