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 A. Scanlon moves to another opportunity at Dairy Management Inc., where she’ll be helping to support the sustainability and social responsibility initiatives of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Applications. Applications for the new position are open until March 9th, and interested applicants can find more information here.
CTIC was also excited to announce that this year’s Conservation In Action Tour, which allows representatives from all areas of production agriculture to connect with leaders in conservation agriculture, will take place in the Treasure Valley of Idaho. Participants will have the opportunity to explore some of the area’s exceptional conservation efforts in the areas of air quality, nutrient management, and water quantity.
“We’re looking to highlight some of the great conservation work that’s going on in the Treasure Valley of Idaho, and help to put a spotlight on some of the great producers that are making that happen,” said Chad Watts, CTIC Project Director, in an interview during Commodity Classic. “I think it’s a great opportunity for a wide audience across the industry, and it’s also a great networking opportunity that brings people across the industry together, from the halls of Washington, DC to the farm fields of Idaho.”
Listen to my full interview with Chad here:
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