Registration is now open for the ninth annual Conservation in Action Tour—hosted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC). The tour will be conducted on August 23rd and 24th in Idaho’s Treasure Valley.
“The diversity of Idaho agriculture, the challenges of farming in the high desert, and the innovative ways the state’s agriculture industry has met those challenges will make this one of the most exciting—and likely one of the most beautiful—Conservation in Action tours we have ever had,” noted Nancy DeLong, interim executive director of CTIC.
“Over the past eight years, the Conservation in Action Tour has become an annual must-attend event for many people dedicated to innovation and conservation, from farmers to crop advisors, agribusiness leaders, conservation organizations, research and extension experts and resource agency people,” DeLong added. “That’s because every tour introduces participants to new perspectives, new approaches and new people to discuss every aspect of conservation farming with. Everyone brings home new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts.”
The tour will convene with an evening social in Boise, Idaho, on August 23rd. On the 24th, the tour goes through the high desert to farms that showcase the best conservation practices of Treasure Valley, which is being called a local hub of sustainability. Tour stops will include up-close explorations of conservation systems on southwest Idaho’s potato, corn, vegetable and dairy operations.
Seats can be reserved online at ctic.org/CIATours or by phone at (765) 494-9555. Registration is $100 for CTIC members, $125 for non-members. More than 200 people attended the Conservation in Action Tour in southeastern Minnesota last year.