CTIC Annual Tour Comes Full Circle

Kelly Marshall

The 10th anniversary of the Conservation in Action Tour comes full circle this year by bringing the event right back where it all began– in Indiana.  The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) will be showcasing how far conservation has come in the last decade and the role they’ve played in doing so. The tour will also cover new market opportunities that come …

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Register For The CTIC Conservation in Action Tour

Joanna Schroeder

Register now for the 9th annual Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) Conservation in Action Tour. This year’s event is taking place in Treasure Valley of Idaho August 23-24, 2016. Attendees will have the chance to see the latest approaches to soil, water and air quality conservation. Home to more than 180 crops, southwest Idaho is a rich agricultural region with …

Agribusiness, CTIC, Events, Soil

CTIC Names New Executive Director

Cindy Zimmerman

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) has named Chad Watts as new Executive Director. Watts joined CTIC in 2012 as Project Director, leading a range of highly successful conservation programs including the Indian Creek Watershed Project, the Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative and the influential National Cover Crop Survey, which has been cited in Congressional testimony. “Chad’s deep commitment to …

Conservation, CTIC

The Mosaic Company Lead Sponsor for CTIC

Kelly Marshall

The Mosaic Company is back for the sixth year in a row to lead the way at the Conservation in Action Tour.  The tour, organized by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) will be held near Boise,Idaho on August 23-24.  The event is expected to bring 200 farmers, crop consultant, agribusiness leaders, conservation experts, university and extension star, and state …

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Register Now for CTIC Conservation in Action Tour

Kelly Marshall

This year’s Conservation in Action Tour will be hosted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) in Idaho’s Treasure Valley.  Dates are August 23 and the 24th and reservations may be made online or by phone at (765) 494-9555. Historic Boise, Idaho is first on the list.  Then, on the 24th, travel will continue through the high desert farms that …

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CTIC To Showcase Idaho Conservation Efforts

Lizzy Schultz

The team at the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) was on hand during the 2016 Commodity Classic, using the event as an opportunity to spread the word about their search for a new Executive Director, as well as their upcoming Conservation in Action Tour. The CTIC board of directors is searching for a new executive director, as former director Karen …

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CTIC Executive Director Moving On

Cindy Zimmerman

Karen Scanlon, who has served as executive director for the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) since 2006, has accepted a position at Dairy Management, Inc. to help support sustainability and social responsibility for the U.S. dairy industry. “We’re sad to see her leave CTIC, but are delighted that Karen has found an exciting new role in the agricultural sustainability space,” …

Conservation, CTIC

National Organizations Support Soil Partnership

Taylor Truckey

Several national organizations are supporting the efforts of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and the research they are doing with farmers across the US. Jim Gulliford with the Soil and Water Conservation Society spoke about their involvement while at the Soil Health Summit in Indianapolis this past week. When asked about the value in supporting the SHP, Gulliford commented on …

Cover Crops, CTIC, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, sustainability

USB Brings Sustainability Tool to IL and IN

Kelly Marshall

The United Soybean Board (USB) and Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) are beginning a new project to help soy growers in Illinois and Indiana improve sustainability. Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture’s Fieldprint® Calculator is a software tool that allows users to see where their operation needs changes and how their farm can improve sustainability and greater efficiency. …

Ag Group, CTIC, Soybeans, sustainability, USB

2015 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour

Kelly Marshall

On August 11-12 the Conservation Technology Information Center’s (CTIC) eighth annual Conservation in Action Tour will visit farms in southeastern Minnesota.  The tour will include a close-up exploration of conservation farming practices and will focus on innovative practices and partnerships.  The trip is touted as one of the conservation agriculture world’s top idea-sharing opportunities. Executive Director, Karen Scanlon says participants will visit …

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