FREE ‘Regenerative Agriculture Education Day Program’ is August 25th

The program 'The Regenerative Agriculture Journey: Stories from East Central Indiana and Beyond' will take place on August 25th.The program 'The Regenerative Agriculture Journey: Stories from East Central Indiana and Beyond' will take place on August 25th.

By Colby Gray, Program Manager, Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District—

DELAWARE COUNTY, IN—Learn about techniques in land stewardship and conservation practices from farmers who are on the leading edge of innovation at The Regenerative Agriculture Journey: Stories from East Central Indiana and Beyond.

Organized by the Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Delaware and Blackford counties, the FREE education day is Aug. 25 at the Delaware County Farm Bureau, 6100 IN-67 N, Muncie, IN 47303. Regenerative agriculture involves adopting research-based conservation practices that promote soil health and biodiversity, while producing nutrient-dense crops profitably.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will hear from three Hoosier farmers and a regenerative agriculture consultant about the benefits of regenerative agriculture. They are:

Cameron Mills, 2022 Indiana Master Farmer, who has 20 years of experience in no-till farming,
cover crops, alternative crops, and reduced inputs.
Jeremey Russell, a Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District (DCSWCD) supervisor, who raises sheep and farms  using no-till, cover crops, and precision-based approaches with the latest technology.
David Kleinschmidt, a crop specialist based in Illinois, and expert in understanding how plants, nutrients, and animals interact in the ag ecosystem.
Joe Hamilton, also a DCSWCD supervisor, who grows corn and soybeans with a focus on improving soil health through conservation practices such as no-till, cover crops and research.

As part of the event, Jeremey Russell will be hosting visitors to his farm. The event is made possible thanks to funding from the National Association of Conservation Districts, the Ball Brothers Foundation, and the George and Frances Ball Foundation. A catered lunch will be provided. Event organizers ask that attendees register in advance. You can do so by emailing, visiting or calling (765) 747-5531 ext 3.


About the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District

The DCSWCD provides information about soil, water, and related natural resource conservation; identifies and prioritizes local soil and water resource concerns; and connects land users to sources of educational, technical, and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.