Happy Soil and Water Conservation Week!
April 27-May 4 is Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Week. There are several events being held across the state to commemorate this week and call attention to Iowa’s valuable natural resources: soil and water.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s news release reports official events:
“Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will sign a proclamation recognizing April 27–May 4 as Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Week.”
“Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will participate in a cover crop event in Page County on Friday, May 2. Jim O’Hara, who used cover crops for the first time this year, and long-time cover crop user Kelly Tobin will discuss their experiences with this conservation practice that is rapidly growing in popularity. The event will be at O’Hara’s farm, 1526 190th St., Shenandoah, from 8 to 10 a.m. with the Gov. and Lt. Gov. in attendance from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.”
To see if an event is in your area, visit the website: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/conservationweek.asp
We hope that you celebrate soil and water conservation every day!