farm 300dpiOn July 15, 2014 at 2 PM Eastern, watershed groups are invited to participate in a free webinar to hear strategies to recognize resource management issues and communicate concerns with growers and landowners. The focus will be on helping to resolve conditions that also contribute to phosphorus losses to Lake Erie Basin waters. Watershed organizations play a key role in promoting tools and strategies for improving water quality, preventing harmful algal blooms and advocating for sensible policies that work for farmers and the environment.

The webinar, hosted by the IPM Institute of North America as part of the Partnership for Ag Resource Management (PARM) project, will provide information on edge tools and the latest science to meet resource management goals while preserving farmer and ag retailer livelihoods.

  • Learn results and success stories from a non-operator mailing campaign in the Sandusky River Watershed.
  • Learn about new tools and resources to share with stakeholders, including landowners and growers.
  • Learn about conservation cost share opportunities via NRCS programs to improve nutriment management, including EQIP and CAP 104 Nutrient Management Plans.
  • Learn how to assist growers and landowners to enroll in EQIP programs and receive funds to implement conservation practices.
  • Stay up-to-date on actions ag retailers are taking to promote the 4Rs for nutrient management.

Speakers include Cindy Brookes, watershed coordinator, Sandusky River Watershed Coalition, Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, Western Lake Erie Basin project director, The Nature Conservancy, Mark Adelsperger, resource management specialist, and Dr. Thomas Green, president and co-founder, IPM Institute of North America.

This webinar is intended for watershed organizations and is open to all who are interested in learning more about programs and services available to growers and landowners to improve nutrient management.Register now to reserve your space by visiting

For more information on IPM Institute programs, call or email Jane Petzoldt, water resources project coordinator, (608) 232-1425,

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