What we are doing

We work with ag retailers to improve management of our key soil, nutrient and crop-protection resources by keeping them on our cropland and out of our streams, rivers and lakes.

Why we are doing it

Ag retailers are key players in addressing nutrient runoff by ensuring their customers’ dollars stay on the field for crop nutrition, rather than running off into nearby waterways.

Webinars

Our webinars present the latest nutrient management research and economic returns for ag retailer products and services that improve water quality.

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Ag retailer tools and resources

Learn more about the benefits of products and services your facility offers by downloading our free materials and accessing PARM’s interactive tools.

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Latest News

NRCS Extends Cut-Off Date for Conservation Funds

EAST LANSING, Feb. 21, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the cut-off date for Michigan farmers to submit applications for the first 2014 round of Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding to March 21. The program provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and non-industrial forestland owners for adopting a wide range of conservation activities. The March 21 cut-off date gives farmers an extra 30 days to submit applications to their local USDA Service Center. Conservation activities receiving financial assistance…

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CCSI offering four workshops on soil health and cover crops

Indiana’s Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative will host four workshops this  month focused on cover crops and advanced cropping systems for farmers and crop advisors – all of which will include sessions by Purdue Extension specialists. Program dates and locations: * March 11: Advanced Cover Crops, Brocksmith Farms, 678 S. Hickory Corner Road, Vincennes. * March 12: Advanced Cover Crops, Huffmeyer Farms, 4937 W. County Road 650 N., Osgood. * March 18: Advanced Cropping Systems, Jasper County Fairgrounds, 2671 West Clark…

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Resources from Technical Service Provider (TSP) Training

The IPM Institute recently held a training for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) who were interested in becoming Technical Service Providers (TSP) in Nutrient Management. The IPM Institute has organized all the resources from this training in one location for participants.  If there are any documents that are missing or other resources are needed please contact Kip Studer, kstuder@ipminstitute.org or Mark Adelsperger, madelsperger@ipminstitute.org.  We will try to get those documents to you and make them available online.  If you are interested in becoming a TSP in the Western Lake Erie…

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Workshop to focus on reducing off-site movement of soluble nutrients

The daylong workshop will focus on discussing technologies and techniques to reduce off-site movement of nutrients and the barriers to their adoption and implementation, said Jim Hoorman, an OSU Extension educator and an assistant professor studying cover crops and water quality issues. Topics include: * Management and Treatment Options for Agricultural Subsurface Drainage * Controlled Drainage * BioReactors * Filters * Near-Zero Discharge Agricultural Systems * Livestock Manure Application Research and Future Trends * Landscape Conservation * Gypsum * Variable Rate Nitrogen…

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FREE Cover Crop Informational Webinar Series

ASA Online Courses “Cover Crops”       March 6-27, 2014 FREE Public Informational Webinar Series Your  Account   Questions? Contact Michele Lovejoy,       608-268-4947 1 CEU per Webinar View all online courses: agronomy.org/education soils.org/education FREE TO PUBLIC Improving soil health not only cleans up water quality and reduces soil loss but also provides a better environment for cash crops to succeed. Learn about basic soil health principles and how cover crops are key to making those happen on your farm.            …

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Registration to attend the Annual Area of Concern Meeting on March 18-19 in Chicago is now closed

United States Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled the 2014 AOC Annual Meeting for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18-19. We regret to inform you that the conference is now closed to any further attendees.  It is still open for webinar participants. Please register to participate in the plenary sessions of the conference via webinar: (please note that all times are Central, “Chicago” time) 2014 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Annual Conference – Plenary 1 Tue, Mar 18, 2014 1:00 PM –…

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