2013-01-29 / Front Page

Owen, Area SWCDs To Host February Workshops

The Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) of Monroe, Owen and Putnam counties invite locals to attend one or more of three upcoming workshops and meetings happening in February.

First, the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference is being held February 6th in Odon, Indiana at the Simon J. Graber Building. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., with the day’s events to conclude around 4:30 p.m. The cost is $40 which includes lunch and refreshments. The scheduled speakers are widely considered some of the most knowledgeable individuals in grazing methods. To register or for more information, contact Toni Allison (Davies County SWCD) at 812-254-4780, extension 3.

Secondly, the Owen County SWCD, along with the SWCDs of Putnam and Monroe counties, will host a Winter Cropping Systems Workshop on February 21st at the Canyon Inn inside McCormick’s Creek State Park. PARP credits are available with a charge of $10. General registration is $5, which includes a light breakfast and drinks. The workshop will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Sycamore Room, lo- cated on the second floor of the Canyon Inn. Contact the Owen County SWCD at 829-2605 by February 12th to register.

Finally, the Putnam and Owen County SWCDs will combine to host a Contractor’s Workshop on February 28th in the Conference Room of the Holiday Inn in Cloverdale. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon and will include doughnuts and coffee. Fred Glover (NRCS), Debbie Davis (FSA) and Matt Jarvis (NRCS) will update contractors and answer questions in respect to how the rules and regulations have changed for 2013. Contact the Owen County SWCD at 829-2605, or the Putnam County SWCD at 765-653- 5716 by February 15th to register.

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