Touring Conservation In Action

Chuck Zimmerman

I am going to find out how agriculture protects water quality and improves
soil health at this year’s Conservation Technology Information Center, Conservation In Action Tour. The tour will take place in the Virginia/Maryland area and looks like it is at capacity. Yesterday was the last day to get registered but you can probably still get in if you call today.

I just spoke with CTIC Executive Director, Karen Scanlon, who says this has become the organization’s marquee event. We’re going to “visit farms and farmers in east central Virginia who run profitable operations and provide communities with valuable ecosystem services.” That sounds like fun to me. I’ll be getting to know CTIC and its members and thought a great way to start was a conversation with Karen about their mission and what we’ll be doing on the tour.

Karen Scanlon Interview
The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is a national, public-private partnership that envisions agriculture using environmentally beneficial and economically viable natural resource systems.

CTIC, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is comprised of members of ag industry, ag publications, ag associations, conservation organizations and producers and is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and other public entities.

It is our mission to champion, promote and provide information about comprehensive conservation and sustainable agricultural systems that are beneficial for soil, water, air and wildlife resources and are productive and profitable for agriculture.

My coverage of the tour is being sponsored by CTIC and AGROTAIN. Thank you!

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