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August 2017

Precision Agriculture Day

August 23

Topics planned include Blanchard River Demonstration Farms overview, Edge of Field monitoring nutrients for water quality, variable rate fertilizer technology, managing big data on the farm, outfitting sprayer tanks with precision ag technology, nitrogen management, and use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) on the farm.  Field demonstrations from precision agriculture equipment vendors are being planned for the afternoon. Bill and Shane Kellogg have committed 305 acres to the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network in cooperation with Ohio Farm Bureau and…

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Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District, 3718 New Vision Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845 United States
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Nutrient Management Field Day

August 24
Stoney Ridge Farms, 14031 Broom Road
Waldron, MI 49288 United States
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Hosted by the Hillsdale (MI) Conservation District and Stoney Ridge Farms, this event will highlight several key issues affecting agricultural producers in Hillsdale County, Michigan, such as soil health, nutrient management and regulations, winter forages and cover crops, managing tile drained fields, conservation practices, and more.  RSVP to Allison Dauer at (517) 849-9890, ext. 3174.

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Storytime in the Park

August 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Headwaters Park West, 208 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802 United States
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Enjoy summer story time in the Headwaters Park West Amphitheatre overlooking the St. Marys River! Kids of all ages and their families are invited to share 30 minutes of songs, great stories, silly rhymes and lots of smiles.This event is a cooperative venture of Riverfront Fort Wayne and the Children’s Services department of the Allen County Public Library. This is a BYOB – Bring Your Own Blanket - event. If the weather is stormy or rain is threatening, story time…

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Soil Health Testing Field Day

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
10492 East Poe Road, 10492 East Poe Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402 United States
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The Soil Health Testing Field Day will include soil health field measurements; chemical, physical, and biological tests; and discussions of topics such as  active carbon, infiltration, compaction, and cover crops. More details are at http://bit.ly/2uNSuPB. Lunch will be served at no charge.  Register by August 28, 2017 by contacting Alan Sundermeier at sundermeier.5@osu.edu or (419) 354-9050.

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September 2017

Hikes, Bikes, and Birds

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Lawton Park, 1900 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, 46805 United States
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Take a free guided hike along Fort Wayne’s beautiful trail system and stick around for a bike ride! Celebrate our area's riverine flora, waterfowl, resident birds, and migratory birds. You'll also learn about harmful invasive species. The nature walk takes place from 8am to 9am, and the bike ride is from 9am to 10:30am. Meet at Lawton Park (Clinton & 4th Streets). All ages and abilities are welcome and no reservations are required. In the event of inclement weather, please check…

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2017 Conservation in Action Tour

September 5 - September 6

This event will highlight some of the most exciting conservation innovations in central Indiana. Network with more than 200 farmers, crop consultants, ag retailers, agribusiness leaders, university and extension staff, district teams, state and federal agency representatives and leaders of conservation non-profits.   Call to register by phone at (765) 494-9555. 

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Blanchard River Demo Farms Tour

September 8

Contact Aaron Heilers at blancharddemofarms@gmail.com for more information.

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A Day on the Lake

September 8 @ 6:15 am - 6:30 pm

Spend the day on Lake Erie at Put-In-Bay, Ohio, learning about programs and projects happening in the Western Lake Erie Basin. While aboard Ohio State University's research vessel, you'll get to observe the daily scientific work that helps determine Lake Erie's viability and to learn how Best Management Practices are beneficial to communities. See the flyer for more details. To reserve your spot, send a check to: Allen County SWCD 3718 New Vision Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46845 Call (260) 484-5848…

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Tox-Away Day

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Tox-Away Day provides Allen County, Indiana, residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste. These materials, if not disposed of properly, can be dangerous to our health and the environment.

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