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Fall Conservation Field Day

The Washington County Conservation Partnership will host the 2023 Fall Conservation Field Day on Tuesday, August 29th at Walker Family Hair Sheep (205 N. Howell Rd., Salem, IN 47167).   Registration will begin at 4:30 PM with dinner at 5:00 PM and the tour beginning at 5:45 PM. This event will feature conservation topics: Washington County Conservation Programs, Farm History and Transition to Hair Sheep, Annual Forages in a Perennial Grazing System, Temporary and Permanent Watering and Fencing Options, Grazing and Pasture Management for Buttercup and Other Hard to Control Weeds, and Pollinator Habitats in a Grazing System.

Speakers on these topics include Aaron and Danielle Walker (local producers/landowners), Jason Tower (Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center Superintendent), Robert Zupancic (NRCS Grazing Specialist), Keith Johnson (Purdue Extension Forage Specialist), and Shannon Winks (Indiana Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist).

Call the Washington (812-883-3006 ext.3) by Friday, August 25th to register or for more information. The field day will occur rain or shine.  Any persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this event should contact the SWCD office at least one week before the event.

 The field day is made possible by the following: Walker Family Hair Sheep, Washington County SWCD, NRCS, Washington County Sheep Association, Purdue Extension-Washington County, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, South Fork-Blue River Watershed Project, Twin Creek Lick Branch Watershed Project, and the Farmers Helping Hellbenders RCPP.


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