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Vanderburgh County SWCD’s 76th Annual Meeting is February 28th, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the 4-H Center Banquet Hall. The price is $10/person, please call 812-423-4426 x3 to reserve your tickets today. John Foster from Wesselman Woods Nature Society will be speaking on Pollinators this year.
The ENGS will be a three day event held August 29 – 31, 2016 at the Tropicana Conference Center, Evansville, IN. This is the first time in the symposium history that this conference has been in this part of the country. If it is going to be in Indiana, we are going to make it a big and memorable event!
Hot topics include “Improving Soil Health with Native Forages” by Ray Archuleta; “The Art of using Pollinators” by John Foster and “Utilizing Native Warm Season Grasses for Grazing” by Steve Clubine and much more! The symposium attendance will include attendees from all across the Midwest and Southern states and we expect this ENGS to be a record breaking event. There will be speakers on Monday and Tuesday of the symposium with tours on Wednesday morning. Tours will be on Grazing & Wildlife in Warrick County, Patoka Fish & Wildlife Refuge in Gibson County and Angel Mounds-Pollinators-Urban WSG’s, and Green-Roof in Vanderburgh County. Register early to get your choice of tours.
To register for the Eastern Native Grass Symposium please visit:
Local Farmers Receive Statewide Award for Conservation Practices
Evansville, IN – Out of 61,000 farms in the state of Indiana, two farms in Vanderburgh stood out from the crowd last week for the work they do to protect Indiana’s natural resources.Kent and Daniel Lamey were among 48 farmers who received the River-Friendly Farmer award from the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) last Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at the Indiana State Fair. The Vanderburgh Soil and Water Conservation District nominated Kent and Daniel Lamey for the award based upon their farm management practices that protect Indiana’s rivers, lakes, and streams. At the ceremony to congratulate the farmers were Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney, President of Indiana Farm Bureau Don Villwock, State Conservationist Jane Hardisty, and IASWCD President Mike Starkey, among other leaders from the Indiana Conservation Partnership. The River-Friendly Farmer Award has been presented by the IASWCD and sponsored by the ninety-two local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. since 2000. This year’s group of award winners brings the total number of River-Friendly Farmers in Indiana since the award’s beginning to 809.