4H Fair & "The Power of Soil Biology"
Do you want to win a beautiful 7 foot tree? Well, then come on over to Monroe on July 20th thru 24th. Sunday starts the Adams County 4H Fair. We sure hope you stop by our booth and say hi. Also, while you are there fill out an entry for your chance to win a lovely tree!! At our booth you will be able to check out how a rain barrel works and conserves our valuable water. There are also order forms to use to get your own rain barrel. If lady luck is not yours, that’s ok. We have order forms for you to pick up and purchase a variety of gorgeous tree(s).
Sending a shout out to our farmer friends! Adams County SWCD wants to extend a special invitation to you. On August 22, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is a special workshop - “The Power of Soil Biology”: 2014 Farming for Soil Health Program. It is being held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Muncie, IN. Reserve your seat by going to www.FarmingForSoilHealth14.eventbrite.com by August 15th. The event cost is free. The featured speakers will be Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist of NRCS from North Carolina. Secondly is Barry Fisher, Indiana NRCS State Soil Health Specialist. And lastly but not least is our own Adams County Mike Werling. Mike is a multi-generation farmer that no-tills with a three-year rotation following corn with soybeans then wheat or oats, all followed with cover crops. Congrats to Mike W. for being recently featured in Detroit Public TV’s Great Lakes Now Connect Series. Hope you get to make it to this event. If you have an interest in corn, soybeans, and wheat & want to learn more about basic practices to harness the power of soil biology, register today. Need help registering or want an event flyer sent to you? Just call Sandy at the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District office at 260-724-3763 extension 3. She will be happy to help you out.
“What you see depends on how you view the world. To most people, this is just dirt. To a farmer, it’s potential.” Quote from Doe Zantamata