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Webinar for watershed organizations: Tips and resources for communicating about nutrient decisions

On 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.

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Funds available to Ohio Farmers for Nutrient Management Planning

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state office in Ohio has announced that July 18, 2014 will be the cut-off date for applications for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) – Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding in 2014. EQIP provides financial assistance to agricultural producers adopting a wide variety of resource management activities. The GLRI, established in 2010, provides a way for NRCS to focus on conservation that improves natural resources in the Great Lakes watershed. By targeting…

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Free Webinar: Ideas for Improving Customer Service and Profitability

Ag retailers are key influencers of many on-farm decisions. Learn how to better recognize and resolve profit-robbing conditions on your customer’s farms.   Our focus will be on helping to resolve conditions that also contribute to phosphorus losses to Lake Erie Basin waters. Improvements are needed to improve water quality, avoid harmful algal blooms, and avoid additional regulations that will impact our ability to do our jobs. This webinar is approved for 1 CCA CEU in Professional Development. We’ll address sensitive…

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Having a conversation with your tenant about nutrient losses on your ground

Did you know that nearly 50% of all farmland in the United States is owned by individuals who do not farm their own land?  Non-operator farmland owners who lease their land to farmers have a key role to play in resource management. If you are a farmland owner who does not farm your own land, you can: Learn about resource management issues in your area including water, air and soil quality. Plan and implement improvements on your land. Learn more about the practices used by…

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Nashville Hitmakers Fundraising Concert to benefit the Sandusky River Watershed Coalition

Nashville Hitmakers Fundraising Concert SAVE THE DATE! for The Sandusky River Watershed Coalition’s Nashville Hitmakers Fundrasing Concert which will be held June 28, 2014 7:00 PM The Ritz Theater, Tiffin, OH. Eight of Nashville’s award-winning songwriter’s will be preforming and sharing their music and stories.  For a list of songwriter’s and their bio’s visit the Nashville Hitmakers website at www.nashvillehitmakers.com Ticket may be purchased by calling 419-448-8544

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4R Research Fund Awards First Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 4R Research Fund today announced it has awarded $273,500 in grants for five research proposals aimed at identifying the current state of knowledge and existing research gaps regarding fertilizer best management practices. The Fund, supported by the fertilizer industry and other stakeholders, is a science-based research initiative aimed at improving agricultural sustainability by expanding knowledge of 4R Nutrient Stewardship (use of the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the…

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