December 2012 //
Vol. 30 // No. 2
Dec 21, 2012
Welcome to the new Partners! In this issue, we’re recapping our exciting 30th anniversary year, and we’re doing it in a new format – shorter and sweeter than ever. So click along for a look at our 2012 achievements, a peek at 2013, and a big thank-you to our loyal Medal Members.
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CTIC's 2012 Conservation In Action Tour brought 250 members and friends to the Mississippi Delta to learn about "Southern Style" erosion control, nutrient management, habitat enhancement and herbicide-resistant weed management.
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2012 Conservation In Action Tour Flows Through the Delta
By Steve Werblow

Nearly 250 CTIC members and friends got an up-close look at erosion control, nutrient management, habitat enhancement and herbicide-resistant weed management in the Mississippi Delta.

With the help of Delta Farmers Advocating Resource Management (Delta F.A.R.M.) and the support of many dedicated sponsors listed below, CTIC organized a detailed exploration of conservation issues around Clarksdale, Miss., for the May 31, 2012, Conservation In Action Tour.

At the farms and cotton gin along the tour, presentations by producers and representatives of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Geological Survey, Mississippi State University, Mississippi state environmental and wildlife agencies, Delta Wildlife and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance offered regional and national perspective on conservation agriculture issues.

The group also met with NRCS Chief Dave White and Trudi Fisher, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources, for a high-level discussion of hypoxia, nutrient management and policy.

Presentations, interviews and photos from the tour are available online at Tours/2012 Tour/.

Excitement is already building for the 2013 Conservation In Action Tour in the Indian Creek Watershed in northern Illinois, which will be held July 9 and 10 in Livingston County, Ill. As with previous Tours, the learning and networking will both present outstanding opportunities.

As one participant in the Delta tour noted, “The tour was invaluable for me in learning about conservation agriculture in the U.S., not only through the tour stops but also the opportunity to meet so many people working in the area.”

Thank you to all the sponsors of the 2012 Conservation In Action Tour:

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Notebook Sponsor:



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