Putnam County SWCD to host conservation tour

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Putnam County SWCD will be hosting a farm-to-table conservation tour on Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The tour will begin at the home of Mark and Phyllis Legan, Legan Livestock and Grain at 8:30 a.m.

Participants will board buses to two other sites to view farm machinery, precision agriculture, stewardship of farmers with conservation practices and raising produce beyond the traditional row crops.

The tour will highlight best management practices farmers use to protect the soil and water quality, farm machinery and precision agriculture that goes into a conservation cropping systems, how knowing where your food comes from benefits you and your health, and wildlife enhancements that benefits our pollinators, birds, butterflies and beyond.

The culmination of this event will be tasting locally grown foods back at the Legans' home. Participants will sample the cuisine from Putnam County. Vendors will be available with items to purchase from the event as well.

Any local producer who would like to participate should contact Angela Kiste at 317-370-0192 or akiste@ifcaa.org.

This is the Soil and Water Conservation District's annual fundraiser for the year. Plan to attend and let them know what you think of the new endeavor. For more information visit putnamswcd.org or check them out on Facebook.

Reservations may be made by calling the office at 653-5716, extension 3 or emailing sue.crafton@in.nacdnet.net. The deadline for reservations is July 24 at 4 p.m.

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