For the fifth year in a row, The Mosaic Company has signed on as tour leader for the Conservation Technology Information Center’s (CTIC) Conservation in Action Tour. This year’s tour will bring as many as 250 farmers, crop consultants, agribusiness leaders, conservation leaders, researchers and government officials to southeastern Minnesota on August 11 and 12, 2015.
“At Mosaic, we work hard to help farmers produce higher crop yields, while limiting agricultural impact on the environment,” said Ben Pratt, Vice President of Public Affairs at The Mosaic Company. “We are pleased to once again support CTIC and its Conservation in Action Tour, which encourages modern agriculture techniques that generate strong yields and support natural resource conservation.”
The August tour will include a broad array of farms and conservation practices, from saturated buffers and drainage control structures on corn/soybean operations to innovative strategies on vegetable fields. Speakers will include farmers, resource agency officials and conservation group leaders.
CTIC is organizing the tour with the help of Minnesota-based partners including the Goodhue Soil and Water Conservation District, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and USDA-NRCS.