Profit & "Green" not Mutually Exclusive!
Nutrient Management Seminar scheduled for January 7, 2013
Wayne County Farm Bureau - Fairfield, IL
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Maximizing profitability and “being green” are not mutually exclusive in agriculture. We all know that farmers are the first environmentalists. If they take care of the land, the land will take care of them. You can learn how being green and agriculture are one in the same during a Nutrient Management seminar scheduled for January 7. The event will be held at the Bruebeck Auditorium on the campus of Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel. It begins at 8:00 a.m. and will cover the future of Nutrient Management and how it relates to proposed EPA and Illinois Department of Agriculture regulations. The lineup of speakers includes: * Jean Payne, President of Illinois and Fertilizer Chemical Association, who will talk about upcoming changes in the Illinois Fertilizer Act; * Dan Schafer with the Illinois Council of Best Management Practices, will give a Keep it for the Crop (KIC) Program Overview; * Lara Moody with the Fertilizer Institute will cover 4R Nutrient Stewardship; * Mike Plumer, a retired University of Illinois Extension Agronomist, will review Cultural Practices to Enhance Nutrient Management; and * Don Bierman, with Wabash Valley Service Company, will discuss Data Management and its Place in Nutrient Management. All of the presenters will participate in a panel Q & A session to conclude the program. This event is sponsored by Wabash Valley College Agricultural Department, U of I Extension, local county Farm Bureaus, and the Wabash Valley Service Company. For more information, contact your local Wabash Valley Service Company location, your county Farm Bureau, or county Extension office.