Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Live Ag Progress Days Webinar: Conservation Innovations On PA Farm Lands Aug. 15

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences in partnership with the Pennsylvania USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will present a live webinar on August 15 starting at 2:45 from Ag Progress Days on Conservation Innovations on PA farm lands.
PA NRCS State Conservationist Denise Coleman will be joined by Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, NRCS’s Deputy Chief of Science & Technology and Dr. Bruce McPheron, Dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences to hear a lightning round of reports from Conservation Innovation Grant projects from across the Commonwealth conducted by researchers from Penn State’s Ag Sciences, Rodale Institute, and the American Chestnut Foundation in partnership with Pennsylvania’s producers.  
Topics will include:
-- Promoting Adoption of Innovative Conservation Cropping Systems on Livestock Farms;
-- Engine and Heating Fuel from Farm Grown Crops;
-- Without Carrot or Stick – Promoting BMPs on Small Dairy Farms;
-- American Chestnut Restoration on Reclaimed Mine Lands and the Creation of Tools for Reforestation;
-- Environmental Stewardship on Small Farms and Equine Operations; and
-- Innovations in Transitioning to Organic Systems
To join the webinar, visit the Agriculture Environmental Partnership webinar webpage and register. A recording will be posted on the Ag & Environment website following the broadcast.

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