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Deer Creek-Sugar Creek FREE Conservation Bus Tour

July 2, 2020
2020 Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Watershed

The Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in partnership with the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Watershed Project are hosting a free conservation tour on August 20th from 7:45 am to noon.

Find out what local farmers are doing to improve water quality and soil health with a variety of conservation practices! Join the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Watershed Project’s Free Conservation Bus Tour for a guided tour around 3 different Carroll and Howard County farm operations. The day will start with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by the Howard and Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Stop 1 (8:30 am): The Rinehart Farm at The Gathering Barn highlighting installed two stage ditch, filter strips and waterways with structures with Sarah Lake, Indiana State Department of Agriculture and hosts Jeremy Kelly and Lynn Kissel

Stop 2 (9:30 am): CJMR Farm (960 W. 600 N Kokomo) highlighting forage and biomass plantings, heavy use protection narea, rotational grazing, stream crossings and access control with Calvin Hartman, Howard County SWCD and farmer

Stop 3 (10:45 am): Oyler Farm (2617 E. State Road 18, Flora) highlighting equipment modifications for cover crops, nutrient management, no till farming and other soil health practices with Jason Oyler, Shanks Brothers and others

Health and Safety Notes:

If you are interested in participating in tour, contact the Carroll County SWCD – Rhonda Hicks at

Additional information about the project’s progress can be found at

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